Christmas is coming quickly. It can be a wonderful time of year and it can be a very stressful time of year. I remember growing up. I had a great family and we celebrated with lots of traditions including buying me and my siblings a few nice gifts.
In my twenties and thirties I had a highpaying job in Calgary and Christmas was all about trying to be a big shot and showing up with the best presents for everyone. It felt good to give and I could afford it. In my forties my father, ‘Mr. Christmas’ himself, passed away. That changed a lot of things around the holidays. The family just was not the same. Our hearts were no longer in it.
Now, in my fifties, I am not sure how Christmas will look. I love outdoor lights as you can tell when you pass my house. But I haven’t even thought about gifts yet. I am going to visit my Mom, sister, brother and their families. I have not been with them at Christmas for a while now.
I have no idea what to do for gifts for the nieces and nephew so I am into a bit of stress. I am looking forward to seeing everyone though.