Hello lovelies!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I know this time of year can be stressful, but I truly hope that everyone was able to enjoy the time spent with family and friends, despite the stressors that may have been present.
Since Christmas is now over, I thought it would be fun to kind of do a reflection on the holiday and gift re-cap! Now I know what you may be thinking…I do not intend for this to be a superficial post! Let me just put it out in the open now that I love and appreciate every single gift I was given this year, and every year for that matter. I am not picky when it comes to gifts, and I am well aware that gifts are not what the season is all about. All of this being said, I do admit that I LOVE giving gifts! I think one of my favorite aspects of Christmas is watching those who I love open gifts that I have picked out for them…ANYWAY, I am digressing a bit.
I really thought it would be fun to write about a couple of the main gifts that I received this year and reflect on the 2015 holiday. My intentions for this post is for it to be light hearted and fun…So please sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Christmas is my favorite time of year…which I am sure many of you have figured that out by now. I love everything about the season. It just makes me feel so cheerful and happy! On Christmas Eve my family and I went to Church, and then to my aunt’s place where we had fondue for dinner. I enjoyed the meal, opening and giving gifts, and with a couple glasses of wine was feeling pretty darn good by the end of the night! On Christmas morning my sisters and I woke up around 9 am and, as a family, opened gifts for a majority of the morning. Despite a couple blips and moments of tension here and there, which I am not going to really get into (after all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without them!) the day was nice and went pretty smoothly. I am so blessed to be able to spend such a special time with all of my immediate family together. Now, onto my three gifts of Christmas!
Gifts of Christmas
- My family…yes I count this as a gift. There are many people who do not have the pleasure and opportunity to spend the holiday with family, for one reason or another. Some are mourning the loss of loved ones who are normally there on Christmas, other people may not have any family or get along with their families. I count myself very blessed to have a family who loves and cares about one another. Additionally, as many of you know last year I was not home for Christmas. I was away in a treatment facility for my eating disorder, which was NOT the way I wanted to spend my holiday. I was lucky enough to have my family come and visit me for part of the day, but being away from home last Christmas really made me appreciate this year even more while I was back at home with my family.