Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.16.2007

For all you Scrooges

Sometimes, I get caught up in my very own pity party. Army of Dad and I had a spat this morning. The words stung and hit way too close to home. So, I lost my cool. I try not to argue most of the time other than the little snipping and sniping and smartassy things we say to each other. I try to avoid the full-blown arguments. This morning, I didn't do so well. Then, the pity party set in. It's Christmas time, not a time to fight, I kept telling myself. Tears welled up several times, but I try not to cry. It is something I've taught myself over the years. I refuse to do the emotional blackmail anymore. When I finally cry, it is obvious that something is really wrong.

But, I got past it. Gave myself the day off and permission to watch the Cowboys lose, eat cereal for supper and play computer Solitaire all afternoon.

Tonight, as I was catching up on the things I need to do, like work and dishes, I was cruising around to blogs I like to read, but don't get to frequently enough.

Get out your hankies. Even if you're a Scrooge, this one will bring tears to your eyes. If you didn't believe in Santa before, you'll believe in him now. To all those Santa's helpers out there - you do God's work.

Go see what A Storm in Afghanistan had to say about his late wife's visit with Santa.

God love him and his children. I only hope I know half the love in my marriage that he clearly knew with his beloved.

2 Comments:

  • At 11:36 AM, December 17, 2007, Blogger Army Wife said…

    That was a moving post, and it definatly puts things into proper perspective doesn't it....

    We all have bad days, and I m sure you can make it up to your foxy husband tonight!

    It is December, December is har, and with the recent health events with your Mom, and your deadlines....

    Things can be rough.

    Do not be to hard on yourself.

    My MIL always tells me tears are good for you, it cleans your head out.

     
  • At 10:54 PM, December 17, 2007, Blogger SC Eagle said…

    Army of Mom,
    Thank you for the kind words and the link.

    SCEagle

     

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