Wow! I feel like I just got off one of the craziest roller coasters I have ever been on! And I am just now getting the chance to reflect on it.
This Christmas will go down in history. Daddy Head got sick with one nasty virus the Saturday before Christmas, and it took out our whole family. We missed most of the family Christmas get togethers, and when we finally felt well enough to venture out, it hit us again!
Every year we have so many places to go and people to see for Christmas, we usually rush through doing things as a family. But since we were stuck in the same house coughing, snotting and the like, we spent some much needed time together.
I guess you can say that being sick was a blessing in disguise. We love our big crazy family, but it is nice to have some time to be just us. We took our time opening our Christmas gifts, and after two days of feeling up and down, it was nice to see the children enjoying what we purchased for them. And Daddy Head and I felt closer to one another again.
We hit the ground running for our annual planning retreat as a family, only to have the sickies grab various members of the family and give them a beating. And then Bear got it for a third time.
I am saying all of this just simply because I want to remember. I want to remember that even though things were rough, we made memories. Like my father in law coming to our rescue in the middle of the night when I hadn’t slept for almost 3 days and I was taking my beating. I love you Daddy Doug!
And these memories are greater than almost any present. The celebrations are nice, but I loved being able to take things slow and chill. It was nice to just sit and cuddle and watch a marathon of Chopped with the hubby.
And to me, this is what Christmas should be about. Not the presents that we won’t use. (We have already thrown away one of Lion’s presents). It is about family and memories and fun times.
Now, it’s time to get ready for our third snow storm in less than a week. And here’s to health, since I have a 5k race to run in this Saturday…