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Thursday, December 16, 2010

What I Want for Christmas

What I want for Christmas is for Griffin to enjoy himself and understand the concept of the holiday more than ever before and I want for us to be healthy, safe, and happy year round. And for me personally? There's nothing that I want for myself except for maybe some respite and a social life, guess Santa can't really bring that to me can he? I would just like to have some time to myself to be around other people and to have a life outside of being a mom all the time.

I miss the days when we lived in South Carolina near my parents and had the luxury of them watching Griffin for me while I did things for myself. But the schools down there were horrible and I had to get Griffin to North Carolina where he could have the attention and services that he so deserved. I guess that most everything comes at a cost and I had to sacrifice to get him what he needed and I am glad that I did.

I am just thankful that we are able to celebrate Christmas and that I am able to give Griffin gifts at all because there are others who don't even have food and shelter this winter. We have all we need really but it is going to be so nice to see Griffin's face when he gets his Toy Story figures for Christmas! I hope that my fellow blogging friends have a very happy holiday and that you get all that your heart desires.

This is my first time doing the Blog Hop so I hope that I did it right, I know that I enjoy reading Jean's blog, The Scenic Route, and look forward to reading the other blogs too!



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10 comments:

spectrummymummy said...

Oh yes, we have to make sacrifices, and living without family around is one of the hardest. Merry Christmas, I'm hopping from the SN blog hop!

Stacie said...

I didn't really think about that but you know what I would really like to get out more and socialize with others. It's hard when you don't have someone to watch your kiddos. It's hard to find someone you trust on top of that. I hope your little guy is thrilled with his Toy Story Figures and has a blast on Christmas. Thanks for joining in the blog hop.

Chris P-M said...

I find that as I am getting older I am really cherishing those same things you mentioned. Time slips by so fast! In some ways I think our kiddos are much better able to appreciate things in the moment (they don't worry like we do!)

@jencull (jen) said...

Happy Christmas to you too, look forward to seeing photos of Griffin with his Toy Story figures:) Jen

4timesblessed said...

I understand your wish for time to be you. We have to be mommies all the time and I think we temporarily lose our identity at times.

Dani G said...

Funny how as we become moms we care less and less about our own stuff and just want our babies to be happy. I think we're doing something right :)

Here's my post:
http://www.imjustthatway.com/2010/12/special-needs-blog-hop-all-i-want.html

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I'd love to go out more too, but at least we have the internet :) Oh and you did better than me on the blog hop as I still haven't managed to work out how to get all the other entries up...

MommyToTwoBoys said...

We lived without family or friends for years. It was really hard, especially with the little ones. But you made such a good choice. I knew I didn't want my kids going to the schools near us in FL. I hope you get some respite and can get in some social time too!

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas to you and Griffin! I hope he has a great time.

I completely understand your desire for a social life. I think that's common for all moms, but especially moms of special needs kids!

~Jennifer

KDL said...

Our family is far away, too. We rely a lot on friends from our church - family in its own way - but we try not to do this too often because it feels like we're always asking for help. There are sometimes "respite nights" put on by local churches/other organizations...I don't know if those happen in your area. Meanwhile I hope you can find rest in enjoying the holiday with your son. He sounds like a lot of fun. My daughter loves Toy Story, too.