Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cards

I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving Christmas cards this year. They are just always so fun, cute and creative. Each year they get better and better. I however did not feel the need to send any out this year. A lot of it has to do with our situation and being overly sensitive. I felt like sending out another picture of just the 2 of us gets a little old after 7 years of receiving them. Even though I love sending them, I had no desire to have one this year. Maybe its the fact I would prefer not to remember this extremely difficult year and reflect back on how yucky I looked and felt. My face is about 3 times the size it should be and who would want to see that? I sure don't. So I just chose not to send any.
After I made that decision I received an email from someone who had the same exact feelings and has been in my shoes before. She said that cards were her most favorite part of Christmas and that she knew how I was feeling. She also said that she didn't want people to feel sorry for them or get tired of it.  She said her husband, her and dogs are the family that God had blessed them with and that she was thankful for that, but most of all that it does still count!
That email spoke volumes to me. Marc and I are a family, we do matter, even our dog matters. God blessed me with him and sometimes I do forget that.

I still didn't make a card this year, but next year I will regardless.
But here are some from the past...


I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


Ashley said...

I hear ya on the Christmas cards and we haven't sent any out in the past 3 years! This year was definately not happening with acne and bloating... But I have felt the same way for sure, and although I know that we are family no matter what, sometimes the pain is just too real, not for others, but myself. I have taken barely any photos of M and I - which is opdd for me - the picture freak... but I almost want to forget this pain, forget these years, although this struggle is something I should embrace because it has changed me, I see things soo differently now! I hope that you are able to find some peace in this holiday season!