I cannot believe Christmas is here. Well, in a few days. It is one of the most exciting, happy, and stressful times of the year. The one time of year that you want to slow down and enjoy but always seems to be hectic and fly by. Thankfully I got all of my Christmas shopping done early and was able to enjoy this holiday season, for the most part. Aside from the wedding planning craziness. But that is almost over too. We have to turn in our final counts and everything to the venue at the end of the month. After that there’s no changing things and I can just wait for the big day.
This year I will be celebrating Christmas multiple times. Normally it’s Christmas Eve with friends and Christmas day with family. But this year it is the day before Christmas Eve with my Dad’s side of the family, Christmas Eve with the fiance’s family, Christmas Day with my Mom’s side of the family and the day after with friends. Four days of celebrations and parties. It will be fun but also exhausting. I’m really excited to be able to see everyone this year though. As we get older and everyone’s families get bigger, it gets harder to see everyone. But such is life.
I am very lucky to get some time off for the holidays and am able to spend time with family. I know there are a lot of people where holidays don’t exist at their jobs. My fiance is one of them. He works as an EMT on an ambulance and that is just one of the many jobs that never stop. He is very lucky this year the way his schedule is that he gets Christmas Eve off and was also able to get someone to cover his Christmas Day shift so we will be able to spend those days together. It will be a first for us, as the last few years he has always had to work. I am happy that he gets time off, but also extremely grateful that there are people out there willing to give up their holidays to help others. And not just on the holidays, but everyday because that is their job. I could never do that kind of work but I’m glad that there are people out there that enjoy it. Without them a lot of people wouldn’t be here. My personal heroes.
Wherever you are, and whoever you get to spend these next few days with, I hope you are happy and spirits are high. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!