Monday, December 22, 2008

Just because we don't have a baby doesn't mean it's not Christmas!

Yes, those words left my mouth about 2 weeks ago. We've both been slammed at work, and getting a Christmas tree . . . well, that just fell by the wayside. DH was fully in favor of skipping out this year. We leave for my family's house early on Christmas morning, and I'm one of those girls who ditches all things Christmas on the 26th (plus, trees are EXPENSIVE!), so he didn't really see the point. Call me overly dramatic, but I pulled the IF card. I responded that if we had a baby, we wouldn't even think of not getting a tree (true), and that we don't get some sort of a "pass" for our struggles. He laughed, said I could relate a hangnail to IF (possibly), and told me to go get the tree.

And I did.

And it's GREAT!

Here's to husbands helping us keep perspective. Wishing you a very, very Merry Christmas!!!


Mary said...

Faith - You crack me up. We didn't get a tree either this year and I said the same thing 'if we had a baby we would do it!' Our hearts weren't in it this year...but I'm so glad that yours was. Wishing you the best.
And thanks for your comments on my blog too. I put you on my blog list on my site. You are a wonderful writer.

Kristin said...

Way to go Faith! I even put up a Christmas tree in my dorm room in college...LOL.

Merry Christmas


April said...

:) yea tree! i got a little one (4ft) and decorated it with candy... it was our form of compromise.


Mo and Will said...


Those sound like words of wisdom to me. Will asked me a couple of days ago if we could "cancel" christmas this year. No gifts. I said we should do something even though we are sad. something small. Seems like just another loss at this point if we give up on the holiday as well. he agreed.

we already had a tree up - and i have to say it is so nice to have in the house. a little bit of christmas spirit, you know?

Glad you spoke your mind!


Anonymous said...

I love your optimism....we didn't get a big tree this year either. We pulled a little artifical one out of the attic from years ago. It's still nice!


Anonymous said...

Sadly, we did the opposite. We didn't decorate at all! So I am glad you got your tree, and that you are both keeping perspective!

WiseGuy said...

Hola...for great partners and friends and supports and so great all!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Clio said...

there you go! points to you for standing your ground and getting the tree!
we have to do things that make us happy. I'm all for it. :)
don't put joy on hold, I'd say. Get it where you can. ;)

Michelle said...

Good for you! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Cara said...

Well now, you just put your foot down didn't you?

Well done. You make very systematic valid points.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that your heart was in it. Have a wonderful New Year's as well.

Here from ICLW...No. 87
The Unfair Struggle

The Wright's said...

I could for sure find a way to relate a hang nail to seems easy to relate most anything to it because it seems to run our lives sometimes. I'm glad he saw your way of thinking and you got the tree.

Cheers to getting this god forsaken year overwith!


momofonefornow said...

I think all of us can relate anything to our IF. It is par for the course.

I hope you had a nice Christmas.

Here from ICLW

Trish said...

have a wonderful new year and may your dreams come true with your Jan IVF cycle #2 - I am glad you got your tree.

Here from ICLW...No. 88
My Little Drummer Boys

lostintranslation said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with a beautiful tree! :-) *ICLW*