Christmas Smiles During Tough Times
--by KatesMommy, posted Mar 11, 2011
Times are tough for my little girl and me right now. She knows that Christmas may not be so good for her this year, but we have decided to do all the crazy stuff like dancing to Christmas music around our living room and acting nutty ;). Then we plan on going to eat our dinner, make some instant cookies, and have milk while watching Miracle on 34th Street once again (her favourite movie). Anyhow, after that, we decided that we will use our scrap booking art and make some Christmas Smile Cards tonight.
We are going to send some out via email. The others, we are going to stick on our neighbors' doors and wish them a Merry Christmas, along with the Smile Cards. Shhh... they won't know it was us. We are even going to leave one with a plate of cookies in the mailbox for the mailman. We are also going to hang one on our tree to remind us that no matter what we do or do not have, if we just smile once in a while, things may not be so bad.
I am still praying for a Christmas for my little girl. But, she knows that Santa may come a bit late, and she is getting used to that idea. I think what is helping is that her mommy is doing things she should not be doing right now. She keeps saying, "Mommy, you're not all the way healed." I told her that she is the best medicine and that I feel fine. She giggled and I was laughing as well. But, shhhh, inside I am like, "Ouch." Nevertheless, it is all worth it to see her smile. It is going to be fun tonight... whatever it takes. Thank God that I have hot water to take a hot bath after all this dancing... :-)