christmas bitterness and blessing…

December 19, 2010

I got to the oh-my-Lord-pulling-off-Christmas-is-so-much-work-and-no-one-is-helping place today. Bitter Betty and Mary Martyr took turns climbing on my back, carrying them around is such a drag, lemme tell you. 

 This is the exact time when you should stop everything you are doing, go on Christmas strike, decide it is enough, whatever it is, sit on your couch with a yummy treat, order dinner out, soak in a hot bath, leave the house even for just a drive, do some guerrilla goodness, do your art…or send your family out to get a tree.

They returned with the Charlie Browniest you’ve ever seen.  When the baby won’t stop singing Oh Christmas Tree, almost every ornament is on the bottom half of the tree, and you snap this shot of a Christmas kiss, your back starts to feel a little lighter…and you still need a break, you still need your man to pull out the last minute Christmas rescue, you still need that escape…but you know, somewhere in there, the Christmas blessing is still there,  meant for you.

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7 Responses to “christmas bitterness and blessing…”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I’m so with you on the bitterness part…still looking for the grace.

  2. Amber Says:

    I needed this right now. I needed this a LOT. Thank you.

  3. Janice DeLong Says:

    i’m going to remember Mary Martyr, that’s so funny. Everytime Moira see’s a Christmas light, she sings jingle bells! xxxooo

  4. Anne Says:

    with two birthdays along with Christmas, this week was so so crazy in years past. It’s easier now. It’s so wonderful that you can put it all into words, share and all who read it realize we’re all in the same boat. Christmas is coming, enjoy the ride! We are all singing “simply having a wonderful Christmas time”. It’s magical for kids, just keep looking into their eyes! Love you girl!

  5. jag Says:

    “Bitter Betty and Mary Martyr”…? Never heard of ’em. LOL! Love the honesty in this post – thanks!

  6. Playcrane Says:

    I too needed this. Thanks!

  7. Donna Says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’m not Grinch but I just couldn’t get to a tree this year. Saw it as more work than I could handle. My kids are surprised and other people are SHOCKED (And why, do they care….mmmm???)


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