Monday, December 21, 2009

Trying times...

Well, first off I can't believe it is already the week of Christmas. So much has been going on and so much has changed this year. It's hard to imagine my life without Derick and we've only been married for 4 months. But I am so thankful for him. 

Last week was a hard week for me. In the midst of all the craziness surrounding the holiday, I found out that one of my really good friends lost her baby. It came as a total shock since she was so close to her due date. I was pretty upset about the whole thing and am glad that Derick was there to put everything back into perspective. I just can't believe that it could happen, especially to them.  I am so sad that they will not have the opportunity to be with their little guy here on Earth but am so thankful that they are an eternal family and will be together again someday. I'm thankful that they have each other to turn to and hope that she knows I'm here for her anytime. I pray nightly for their family and hope they can get through this difficult time. 
It's also been a hard week, in the fact that it is Christmas and I won't be around any of my family. This is the first time I haven't flown home for Christmas and I miss my family terribly. I'm glad Derick's family is close and we get to share the holiday with them but it just doesn't feel the same this year. I'm excited to start new traditions with Derick but it sure has been hard. I love my family and it seems that Christmas is also the one time when our family gets together. I miss family pictures, playing with my Nieces and nephews, cooking/baking with my mom, playing games with siblings, and all around just sitting and laughing with everyone. I wish Derick and I could have gone home so that he can see how fun Christmas really is, and not just about money and presents but how it's really about the thing that matters most to me... my family. 


Andrea said...

that is so sad about your friend. It seems like it would be really hard to have to go through that right around Christmas with everyone so happy and your trying to grieve the loss of you child. I totally understand about missing your family. Its really hard to be away from everyone and know what your missing out on. Hopefully you'll have fun over at the milnes and you can see what traditions they do at christmas and maybe you'll make it back next year. I hope you guys have a great first christmas together too.

Chelsea said...

Thanks for calling yesterday! It was good to talk to you. My first Christmas being married was hard too but it will get better. Hopefully you guys will get to go visit your family sometime soon. Miss you:)