Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The chaos of holidays

The holidays are always a bit difficult for me... for a lot of people actually. This year is no different. Family drama abounds and I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but it does. I'm selfish and I want this Christmas to be peaceful and happy. I want my family to give each other the love each member deserves. I want the bickering to stop and for people to... dare I say it... get along!

I know it's a lot to ask. I know everyone goes through their own emotional stuff this time of year, but as I said, I'm being selfish. This is the last actual Christmas I'll spend with my US family for quite some time and I'd like everyone to just get over it, be happy we have each other and have that reflected in respectful and loving behavior!

Of course, this is always much easier said than done.

In other news, I'm still bitter about having to change La Hija's last name. I realize we would have had to do it sooner or later, but the fact that we can't name our daughter what we want to name her is ridiculous.


Live Simply Love Strongly said...

I'm sorry you are feeling frustrated. Sometimes dealing with family can be hard. A friend of mine wrote in his Christmas letter about the difference between expectations and expectancy...I will be writing about that in my blog within a couple of days. I hope you can find the good in whatever situation you are in this holiday season, and enjoy that. This stressful season will soon come to an end, and you can go rest on the beach!
Wishing you the best this holiday season,
Live Simply, Love Strongly

aighmeigh said...

I look forward to your blog post! I also wish you and yours the very best and warmest of holidays :)