Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Quiet Christmas Eve


Most of you that know me, know that I'm an only child. With a catastrophic case of "only child syndrome." There's always the threat of being alone. No brothers or sisters mean no nieces or nephews. If I live long enough, I'll watch all of my family that I love so much go to the other side.

Driving around this morning, I started thinking about being without my Love this weekend. And I was a bit blue. Thinking of her and her big family. Eating crowded around the table. Tons of people and plenty of presents. I had a minor pity party.

Then suddenly, something inside me said, "Wait to see what these five days will bring before you discount them. Just wait. You might be surprised."

Later, I took My Love to the airport and she's on her way WAY up North. I picked up dinner for me and my parents and went to their house. The home that I grew up in. It was just the three of us. And it was just perfect.

23 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad that you spent some time with your parents.Celestine and I wish you your parents and you loved one a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Small families are just as special as large ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - I've truly loved getting to know you this year.

Jay said...

Merry Christmas!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

my mother was a only child and she said thats why she had 6 children.

Jude said...

Hoping you have a very Merry Christmas!

(and think about the home coming)

chocdrop said...

I am glad things were more than you had hoped for.

~Just me again~ said...

It's tough being away from your g/f over xmas, mine will be coming to visit on the 30 for 10 days.

You may not have brothers or sisters, but its nice to spend time with the parents on this xmas eve.

Hope the rest of your holidays are wonderful!

Slyde said...

only child here too.

Its 130 am, and i just put 1000 presents under the tree for my little one to find in a few hours. im sure ill be woken up early so im off to bed.

merry christmas! :)

J.J. in L.A. said...

Being from a big family (I'm the youngest of 7), I can tell you, "It's not all it's cracked up to be."

Picture 14 people (with in-laws and spawn) in a 12x12 room. Adults arguing politics, kids screaming, tv blaring in the other room, the phone ringing off the hook...

Can I spent Christmas with you guys next year? ; )

Jules said...

Merry Christmas Lynn!

Micky-T said...

Have a wonderful Christmas.

we're doomed said...

Merry Christmas!!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Being an only child also, I understand oh-so-well what you're saying and how you're feeling. My parents have long-ago passed and the only family I have now are my children and their children. Holidays cause me to fight the blues every year, but I always snap out of it when I see the look of wonderment in the eyes of my young grandchildren. With my tiny family, I have always wished for a big one and yet I've heard of so many who have large families that could care less. So I guess its all in how you perceive things. Have a wonderful Christmas and plan a surprise for your love when she returns.....something very special that will make a fond memory. Stay safe and stay warm! Merry Christmas.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

there is a lot to be said for keeping things simple :)

Jeanne said...

My daughter is with her love, and their 2 children, in Massachusetts, with the other grandma. Grandma was to have come here this year, but after my daughter-out-law's brother died, it seemed a good idea to stay and help the family get through this first terrible holiday.

I'm glad you were able to come to terms with your separation at Christmas, working to do the same.

Merry Christmas!

Vodka Mom said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Jaimey said...

Merry Christmas! :D

Dana said...

Ah yes! That does sound PERFECT!

Amy said...

Just found your blog through VodkaMom. You have some great posts! Sorry you had to be away from the one you love on Christmas. I can imagine how hard that would be. We have never been away from each other on the Holidays, but I have been away from my parents for several years now on the Holidays and that's no fun either!
Glad it all worked out for you.

Terrace Crawford said...

Glad it turned out nicely for you.

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Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

the best gifts are those from the heart...you opened yours and filled it with joyful thoughts and it happened :-)

Aunt Jackie said...

I sure missed my Daddy this year. Be so glad you still have them.

Plus, your girl's family is an extra bonus right??

Everything is always just right, even when we don't realize it.

Blessings and wishes for a way better 2010 for us all!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That does sound pretty perfect too although I know it's hard being away from people we love during a holiday. I like your term My Love!