Tuesday, December 08, 2009
For months my husband and I have been planning on having all of our 5 children and their spouses home for Christmas, all but our teenager are spread all over the USA. At Thanksgiving we found out that our daughter, son in law, and new granddaughter can't get leave from the Air Force as my son in law is in special training. We were very sad about that, but kept saying that our other daughter, son in law and 15 month old granddaughter were still coming from Dallas along with our two sons and one daughter in law from VA and WA. Last night my daughter told me that because of some unforseen financial challenges they will not be able to come either! I'm so incredibly sad today. We hardly ever can all get together and this was a chance for my kids to meet their nieces. I am sorry to vent, it's just so hard.
The one bright spot was that after the difficult visit with my daughter, I thought those thoughts I've had on countless occasions, "What should I eat to make me feel better?" I recognized the thought and told myself that food was not the answer. Instead I went to bed before I changed my mind. For me, that is a victory. I've been working hard at unplugging the emotional tie to eating and am glad that when I had a big challenge I was able to do that.
I hope you all have a successful sparky day!