Friday, November 19, 2010
I went to Costco yesterday with a friend, she needed a few things and I went along for the ride.
Costco assaulted me.
That's the only way I can put it.
It is not even Thanksgiving yet and the entire store was decked out in Christmas lights, trees, bows, ribbons, wrappings and sparkling gifts just waiting to be snatched up by eager shoppers.
I stood in the middle of Costco stunned.
I KNOW the holidays are coming. I wish I could fly away somewhere - but where don't they celebrate Christmas?
I cried in the middle of Costco. I don't think I can do Christmas this year. I don't think I have the strength.
Instead, I am going to concentrate on Thanksgiving.
Here is what I am thankful for:
I am thankful that I had a wonderful marriage full of love, respect and humor.
I am thankful for the years I had with my husband.
I am thankful that TBHITW did not suffer in life or in death.
I am thankful that I have a loving family who listens to me, loves me and offers me their support.
I am thankful that my family is healthy.
I am thankful that I have a home.
I am thankful that we are safe from the terrors of the world.
I am thankful that the life TBHITW and I had was the best life we could possibly have had.
I am thankful for all of you who read this blog and keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
What are you thankful for this year?