C & S Mommy

Friday, December 16, 2005

Christmas Angels

This week has been an amazing lesson for me in the kindness of others. After my horribly stressful week last week I have been trudging through this holiday season with my eyes closed and a “just get me through it” attitude. This week some of the girls that I work with showed me that a little bit of thoughtfulness can go a long way. One of the things that has been stressing me out is the upcoming Christmas season and being able to have presents for the girls (Cecilia mainly) on Christmas Day. As much I understand the “reason for the season” I am not blind to the fact that Cecilia, at age five, is going to expect Santa to come through with some cool new things for her. Having to shell out a phenomenal amount of money to get the heat fixed put a huge damper on our Christmas shopping. Being a pretty even-tempered and happy person at work (no really), I think the girls were taken aback by my falling to pieces last week when I found out about the cost of fixing the heat. All I could think about was Christmas and trying to figure out what we could do. Anyway…These beautiful women surprised me with gifts for the girls. Six people that I have only known for three months dipped into their own wallets to make sure that the girls would have some presents under the tree on Christmas morning. And I don’t mean any old thing. They shopped for brand new toys…things that they have heard me say Cecilia was interested in. I was shocked speechless. I have worked in a lot of places with a lot of people but never has anyone ever done anything so thoughtful for me never mind a whole group of people. These ladies have touched my heart in a way that I will never be able to verbalize. It’s not about the presents because we honestly would have made do with whatever we were able to buy and Cecilia is a good girl and would have been happy. But the fact that these people that I barely know would think to do this just…it still makes me speechless.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Merry **!#!(*! Christmas

I am writing to say I have nothing productive to write because I am in such a foul mood I can't even stand to be around myself. Things are not merry. Things suck. I hate this holiday season more than life!! I want to skip this whole season and just let 2006 start with the hopes that it HAS to be better than this year. Hoping at this point is about as effective as wishing on stars.
Sorry for all the negative energy.

I am really writing in hopes somebody has something uplifting and positive to say/share with me.