What would Martha do?

I am so overwhelmed.  I have way to much to do and not nearly enough hands, nor time to get it all completed.  Add to that the fact that I am doing Christmas alone again this year and Ugh!  I just wanna crawl back in bed and wake up Jan. 1st. 

I think this holiday season has been harder.  Seems odd, but I think it’s because I really don’t remember much of last year.  (that may be a good thing)

I am really missing having Jeff with us.  I miss shopping with him.  Deciding what to get for the kids, wrapping gifts, all of that.  I really dislike doing this all alone.  The feeling he is missing is so great right now.

The kids are starting to have some issues, I think they really miss Jeff.  Sam and Juli have been seeing a grief counselor and Joe and Ben are next in line.  Little Sally seems to just hang on me, all of the time.  She has also been waking up every night claiming “bad dreams”.   I am simply just going banannas.  Good thing I like banannas, especally with chocolate syrup on them.

Think Martha would come and do Christmas for me?  Please?

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4 responses to “What would Martha do?

  1. My second Christmas (last year) seemed much harder than the first too. This year (my third) seems easier for me in some ways. I no longer cringe or get a lump in my throat when I fill out the gift tag from “mom” and not “mom and dad”.

    Just keep up any traditions that you and the kids have had in the past. That has helped me too. Little things, such as cinnamon rolls for breakfast every Christmas morning, keep things “normal” for us. They still open 1 gift Christmas Eve (always new PJ’s) and we always make our favorite cookies Christmas Eve, etc. All these seemingly simple things help us to continue year to year in our new “normal”.

    hugs,
    Amanda (ywbb)

  2. Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and the kids. I know Jeff is there with you too.

  3. I considered this my first Christmas without Jim (he died suddenly last year one week before Christmas and since my memories of that time are more than fuzzy — I don’t count that Christmas).
    Anyway, it was a very difficult month and yet, surprise, surprise ….. here I am.
    I’m wondering how you’re doing.
    Janine

  4. I considered this my first Christmas without Jim (he died suddenly last year one week before Christmas and since my memories of that time are more than fuzzy — I don’t count that Christmas).
    Anyway, it was a very difficult month and yet, surprise, surprise ….. here I am.
    I’m wondering how you’re doing.
    Janine

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