November 30, 2010

I Will Not Be Decorating This Christmas

. . well, I will be.

But just a little.

Not like before.

Ususally, my home is fully decorated the day after Thanksgiving.

But there has been nothing usual about this year.

After losing my brother in April, I am just not in the mood. I will try to be for my nieces. But it will not be like before.

Nothing will.

So, no Christmas cards going out this year. No Christmas tree. No flashing lights.

Just. Simple.

9 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Big hugs to you. It is so hard to be in the holiday mood when you have lost someone you love. I felt the same way after I lost my dad.

xox
Jen

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Carmie... firsts are the worst! Try to pull out a couple of your favorite Christmas things this year and as time goes by, be reminded of the fun you and your brother had and the love your family shares... he may be gone, but the love and memories will never, ever go away!
xoxo
-ME

EmptyNester said...

Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way AND I have an award for you here: http://emptynest1.blogspot.com/2010/11/versitle-blooger-award.html

michelle said...

Hi Carmie! I agree with Mary Ellen, maybe just a few of your favorite things just to fill up your home a bit with some good memories. I will be holding you in my heart this holiday season. The firsts are the most difficult. Hugs to you my friend!

the cape on the corner said...

i just read another post saying the same things, really, as the author lost her mother this year.

i hope those simple things are things you can delight in then.

concretenprimroses said...

So sorry about your brother.
Take care. Simple is good, what feels right is how you should do Christmas.
Kathy

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

so sorry about your brother. I lost my father at the end of October and with my mom living with me now, I am trying to decorate as much or more so she can feel the spirit of Christmas and maybe just maybe remember with joy the Chirstmases she spent with dad.....

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Kudos to you for staying true to your feelings and and celebrating or not celebrating in a way that you feel comfortable doing. I miss my Grandmother terribly at Christmas time and I always honour her memory with a special lunch with my Mom and Aunts in her memory. Take care! Angie xo

Andreja said...

My heart goes to all who lost dear ones.....This came a bit late but still might help people who lost loved one to go through holiday. Make a Christmas tree ornaments out of person favorite shirt. Exp. cut small heart shaped pieces or round one....fill them up and hang them on tree.
PS
Sorry for spelling mistakes but English is my second language

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