In case you missed it on Facebook (or don’t follow us there), Katherine posted this note on Christmas Eve. I thought it was worth sharing here too.
Happy happy holidays to all of our beautiful Warrior Moms out there. We love you. If you are not enjoying this holiday, we want you to know we’ve been there and we know how much it sucks. I remember being in a daze on Jackson’s first Christmas — like I was floating up above looking down on everything that was going on but not feeling connected. Just going through the motions. But the very next Christmas I was doing great. So please be patient with yourselves. Be gentle. Be understanding. Know that if this one doesn’t feel all that enjoyable, that’s okay. There will be more. Just hang in there. ~ Katherine
This made me cry with gratitude. Thank you. This is my beloved son’s first Christmas, and I’ve been battling mood swings since two days before Christmas. I’ve been doing CBT for months, but I think it’s time to get some meds to help out a bit too. Thank you all for this blog, and it’s helpful tone and information. I’m so grateful.
I’m so sorry it’s not all you’d hope. Be gentle with yourself – mood swings are likely part of the excitement/anticipation/pressure of Christmas and I hope you can find some peace in the next few days. And good for you for recognizing that you might need more help. Hugs. You’re not alone.
Christmas 2013 was the lowest point of my life, and my daughter was only 8 weeks old, my son was 3. I felt so disconnected, anxious, sad, and devoid of any happy emotion to enjoy the holiday for my children. I am so happy to say this year I was able to enjoy the holidays and not just go through the motions. It was a great feeling to be able to be more present and make new traditions with my kids. So please please if you are suffering, hang in there!!! I didn’t think I would ever get better or be able to enjoy a holiday again. But with time and help, I did get better. Happy new year and I wish you all a healthy and blessed new year