Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Day

It is Christmas Day and I'm sitting here at my friends house alone. I don't think I've ever had "alone" time on Christmas before.  I dropped Babybug off at her daddy's around noon, and now I have a few hours alone before I get to have dinner with a very good friend and her son.

Other than the fact that Babybug is not sitting here with me now, it was a pretty much perfect Christmas.

I will admit that one of my biggest fears about divorce was how it would change the holidays.  I love this time of year...starting with Halloween and ending with New Years, it is by far my favorite season.  What I learned this year is that although things have changed, in the end they are still the same.  I didn't miss out on anything with Babybug, we shared all of the same holiday experiences we had in the past and, to be honest, she got to spend more time with her dad than ever before.  I think for her it was a huge benefit.

New bike!
I was dreading the noon drop-off with her dad, but when it happened the anxiety I had dissipated.  She got to open her big Santa gift with both of us there - a pink Hello Kitty balance bike - and she loved sharing that experience with both of us.  My ex and I agreed that we would always share the cost of her big Santa gift and have her open it with both of us there; I was worried it would not go well, but with both of us focusing on Babybugs happiness we were able to put our differences aside and give her an amazing Christmas.
Presents at Daddys 

Not wanting to go home to an empty house, I was lucky enough to have a good friend invite me to dinner with her and her son.  We made amazing prime rib and had a fabulous Christmas dinner. No tears. No sadness. No anxiety.  None of the things I had worried about.  It was exactly what I needed.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Candes King said...

Where's the like button on this thing? **flips blog upside-down and all around** ;)