By Margot | December 7, 2007
Our Christmas Pics. These were taken by the amazing Deb and she so kindly said I can put them up on the website. I have not been practising what I preach much lately. I have been complainy and skreetchy mother. I have been focusing on all of the wrong things so far this holiday season. I usually love Christmas but somehow I started off this season on the wrong foot. It took reading Patrick Lacey’s blog from December 3: http://www.willlacey.com/2007/12/vmahva-lowest-ever.htmland then to the the Mikulak’s site which pointed me to Lucas Tran’s website and Lucas’s mother’s post of Tuesday, December 4th. 2007: http://www.caringbridge.org/view/Journal.do?method=executeInit for me to snap out of my ridiculousness and stop focussing on all the wrong things – A side note about Lucas-I did not know him or his family personally, but I came to love them from reading their Journal and it broke my heart when Lucas died this fall. His story is one that everyone should know. His family is extraordinary.Sammy is doing fine on chemo this week. He’s had no nausea and has been in a great mood so my complainy song last week was totally unwarranted. He’s been eating very well too. He made my day yesterday when I went in to volunteer in his classroom and he almost tackled me out of my volunteer chair giving me a hug. We picked Andrew up early from school yesterday and went to buy our Christmas tree. I think it’s the prettiest one we’ve ever had. We decorated it last night, put on our Santa hats and the Christmas music and had a wonderful family night. The boys had such fun picking out all of their favorite ornaments and remembering when we got them. We had to put all the breakables up top due to the Charlie factor. He had fun too though climbing into all the boxes as we took the decorations out. So, I’m vowing to slow down a bit this Christmas season, remember what’s important, and give the gift of my time as much as possible. My personal step by step guide to stop the slide back into skreetchy complaining person and to cherish my family is below: 1. Ponder pictures above2. Slap self upside the head 3. Repeat process Hope everyone is enjoying the season. More soon.