Saturday, November 20, 2010


Yep, I'm back. In one piece. Will post later about the trip and the consequences but for now just want to keep this simple.

I have a dilemma. Big Boy works until late Christmas Eve, it is the busiest time of the year for our retail business. We cannot go away until after Christmas Day.

But... I do not want to be at home, I do not want to be surrounded by years of memories of Wise Woman Christmases. But I have no idea what to do instead. Add in the fact that Boy 1 will not cope with change and neither child enjoys eating out, then you have my dilemma.

How on earth do I make this a joyous time for my children whilst not allowing the memories and grief to swamp us?

Any ideas from blog world?


Terri said...

This is going to be so hard for you; I'm sorry for that.

Does your family camp?

Do you think you could plan something in honor or Wise Woman, some small ceremony or activity that comforts you? (I'm really thinking of your sons on this, especially your younger son. Could they/he help plan a little something?)

I'll keep praying for your comfort and strength.

MistressB said...

I am just trying to catch up on blogworld after a bit of an absence. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Perhaps this Christmas can be the start of a new tradition or two until you are more able to embrace the old ones again?