Family, Living, Parenting

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I’m trying to remember that, I really am.

I’m trying to ignore that my stress levels are through the roof, my eating is completely out of control, and I’ve gained a few pounds.

I want to believe that we will find the answers for Cinderella that we’re so desperately looking for.  I want to believe that one day things will be “normal” for us.  A few weeks ago I had completely lost hope.

But now there is a glimmer–a glimmer of hope.  And, after all, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”


May you accept the greatest gift of all this Christmas season–the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13


3 thoughts on “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

  1. You have a lovely smiley family who must keep you so busy, the run-up to Christmas can be such a stressful time with such high expectations and so many of the preparations falling on your shoulders. Now that my own children are grown-up with their own families, they recognise how much work goes into one day and as a family we’ve decided to scale right back so that we can enjoy it and not be so exhausted. It helps that the two middle grandsons – 14 & 12 – have announced that ‘it’s all about the food, that’s all we want, we don’t need presents!’ They are both going through their growth spurts, the oldest is a whisker away from 6’ and his younger brother is determined to catch him up and is eating for Britain! I know you are a religious person and Christmas has a far more serious significance, I’m not trying to belittle that, just give you a smile. My advice would be, forget about the pounds and your eating worries for now, you have too much else to cope with right now, start afresh in the New Year. Just try to get some fresh fruit and veg in each day and tackle the other issues in a couple of weeks.
    I wish you well, Lori, have a lovely Christmas and I hope for a healthy New Year, too. 🎄💜

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    1. Thank you. You are always such an encourager. Yes, I’m trying not to worry about much right now and start fresh in the new year. We’ve discovered that Cinderella is special needs, and we are going through all kinds of assessments right now to learn just what her needs are. She takes a lot of time and energy, and this has really added to it. I feel like there are always people wanting something from me, but that there is no one for me to go to when I need something. It’s exhausting. Cinderella finishes her testing next week, and we’ve already been told that they have answers for us. This in itself has given me so much hope as we have been looking for quite some time.

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      1. I can’t go into detail here, but I do understand. The hardest part is over, once you have a diagnosis all sorts of support comes into play, once you know what you’re dealing with you can work out how to cope with it and also other people will hopefully understand and support you better. I know it is exhausting and I hope you will be able to cut out a tny piece of your day that is for you, even just to have a bath, since you can’t give to others what you don’t have, ie energy if you can’t recharge your own batteries occasionally.Good luck, Iwish you all the best 💜

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