Last year around this time, I was upset that my bf had to work crazy hours and we couldn't do anything Christmas-y at all. This year, everything is in perspective. How silly for me to be upset last year. This year, bf is on the road to recovery. After a total of 18 days in the hospital, he's finally home and we are taking it one day at a time. Thank you everyone for your well wishes. We're moving slow, but we're moving forward.
When major things happen, you always cherish the little things. My dad and I went to get a Christmas tree one Saturday at bf's insistence. We like having a real tree. They smell so nice. The tree was up in our apartment bare for a while.
I also picked out a wreath.
It makes me smile, every time I come home. I can smell it while I'm unlocking my door.
One night I decided to decorate the tree, even though it was just me.
I showed these pictures to my bf at the hospital and he told me that the star was leaning to the right...I laughed and gave the exaggerated thaaaaanks. It was nice to joke around.
These are the ornaments bf's mom sent us, sock monkeys with our names on them!
I'm so thankful for everything I have. I'm so happy he's finally home. Its hard, but at least he is home.
A good friend of mine, who is also going through a hard time, told me a few things that have helped more than she knows:
-You're stronger than you think you are.
-When you don't know how to express gratitude for everything people have done, thank you is enough
-Don't get mad at people for asking how you are doing, they just love and care about you
Words to live by in my opinion.
Merry Christmas everyone!