It’s the most wonderful time of the year… so goes the lyrics of the well known Christmas song.

However this Christmas season hasn’t felt as much of a holiday as those in the past.  We have taken time to remember the most important reason for this time of year, which is Christ. We have not made time for all the traditional festivities….friends, family, food, decorations or presents….until today.  Mainly because of the stress and chaos of my mom’s illness.  After spending so much time in New Mexico, once I did return home to Texas I needed to catch up and recuperate physically.

Today, the first gift went under the tree then we went to a friend’s house for dinner.  Ahhh…to be with friends.  Their house was festive, lit beautifully, warm, cozy and welcoming.  We were not there twenty minutes when I received the text that my mother was back in the hospital.

Guilt and tears immediately set in.  I wanted to be there (five hours away) with her as well as here in that very moment with my husband, children and friends.  Again, there needed to be more than one of me. But how?

I don’t feel like blogging…

Making memories~I won’t forget this Christmas for sure…

Jennifer