Family & Motherhood

christmas has come and gone, only happiness remains

First of all, Merry Christmas!!

Last night was our Christmas Eve, the day we do everything. No Christmas Day in this house, everything happens on the 24th. We had dinner, midnight mass, presents until 4am and talked until 6am. Yep, it was a good night 🙂

On Christmas Day, I couldn’t be happier. I’m with the people who matter the most in my life. The people who I want to share all my important life events with. I’m one lucky chica.

I can’t help but think about how comfortable I am here, at my parents house. There is no stress, lots of laughter, drama (it’s a necessity here) and just pure genuine joy to be around each other. The mornings start with coffee and something delicious my mom makes for breakfast, some kind of sports game in the background (last night was football, today is basketball), a movie of some sort, sandwiches for lunch (which for some reason I need to get with mayo even though I’m not a fan of it. Still trying to figure out why it tastes good here haha) and then a delicious dinner. It’s usually crazy, but never too loud and filled with barks from the dogs when a squirrel is in sight or the doorbell rings. It’s just easy here. I thank my parents for that because they made it happen.

I’m lucky to have this kind of relationship with my family. There are those out there that don’t have it, who haven’t talked to their parents in years, aren’t close to their siblings, or just live too far away to make it a priority. I know that I am one of the lucky ones.

At midnight mass I always make it a point to talk to God about the year that I’ve had, and the year that follows. I’m not a super religious person, but I feel like I do have that connection. I’ve had a lot of good things happen to me this year. I married my Justin, my sister moved to Dallas which means we’re all in the same city, I found a job and got my MBA. Not too shabby. I have a lot to be thankful for.

I also try to ask God for help in the coming year. Not just for myself, but also to important people around me that are going through difficult times. I ask to give them strength, inspiration and the will to go after what they want. I hope it comes true but I also know that it takes time.

For those that read this blog, you are the most important people in my life. Thank you for being part of it, for giving me the encouragement to write it and the support to pursue it.

I love you.