I guess it's okay if I send out Happy New Year cards instead of Happy Holidays cards.
I guess it's okay if I only make fudge instead of fudge, cookies, ginger bread houses, peppermint bark, etc.
I guess it's okay if I only bring down two boxes of decorations from the attic and only end up putting up decorations from one box.
I guess it's okay if I only hand make a few gifts instead of finishing one handmade gift for everyone.
I guess it's okay if we ask folks to pitch in with food for our Xmas eve open house instead of cooking the entire feast ourselves.
I guess it's okay?
While I'm not yet entirely comfortable with these compromises (which began with little Miss' first birthday) - I suppose I am gradually realizing that in order to maintain some sort of level of sanity and presentness (is that a word?) - I need to let go of a few things.
When asked what I want most this holiday season, my response = time. How ironic. I'm ashamed that I've been worrying away the time I DO have. I want to treasure every second I have with my amazing hubby and darling daughter. If that means not being able to get stuff done, then so be it.
Stuff doesn't matter anyway.
All that being said - I'm really enjoying the holidays this year, even scaled back.
Last year was hard, Iris was just a month old and I was learning how to be mom. . .
the holidays were an emotional blur.
As each year comes and goes, I know I'll continue to find a healthy balance for me and my little family.
♥☃♥☃ ♥ FALALALALA ♥☃♥☃♥