Wow, Christmas is this week; I just can't believe it's already here. Honestly, I feel like Christmas goes throughout the whole month of December. I guess it's just the spirit of the holiday.
The last couple weeks have been rather stressful around the Lockcuff house. I've really been struggling with a lot of things, personally, and although I won't go into detail here, I will say this. If your family is having a hard time this holiday season, whether financially, physically, or however, don't give up on the magic of this holiday. Don't lose out on the memories that can still be made together. Even though you may feel like there's no hope in sight, or maybe you've lost touch with the One Who is the reason for this holiday, don't give up. Believe me, I've been ready to just throw my hands up in the air and totally give up in the last couple of weeks; I've even had a few meltdowns. If you've seen a crazy woman crying hysterically in her car, that was probably me. Dan and I have both been really discouraged. But from me to you, one mama to another, don't give up. Make the most of what you have, and make memories....after all, it's the memories that will last, not all the hooplah and giftwrap. Hug your kids, and cover them in kisses.
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