It took the help of others, though. Which is okay. That's why we rely on friends, family, and our community anyway, right?
You see, the other night my sister came over. We baked Christmas cookies in preparation for the caroling at the nursing home the next night. And the simple act of baking cookies for others? Yea. That helped.
She saw my Christmas cards sitting there on my kitchen table, untouched. So we sat down, and she went to town addressing our Christmas cards for us. All I had to do was put the return address labels on (and I refuse to tell you that I put them on the wrong side of the envelop at first. oops. I rarely mail things these days, you guys.) and then get stamps.
That next day, I went with my stack of cards into the hustlin' bustlin' post office, picked out my winter stamps, happily stuck all the stamps on (the correct side, I may add), and mailed them off.
It felt good. And thanks to my sister for giving me the extra oomph to get them out.
Last night, we got dressed up to go sing carols for the folks at the local nursing home. Let me tell you, they loooove the kids. All of the kids were a hit, and Emeline was no exception. She danced to all the carols, right up in front of everyone, and seriously, you couldn't help but smile.
Something about Christmas songs, and knowing you're bringing happiness to people just by being there.
I dare you not to smile during this video of Emeline dancing. Impossible.
We're getting there.
Hope you're getting there, too.