Feeling a little blue today, anyone else missing someone?

  1. My daughter is 24 y/o and now married and this is the first year she hasn't been home on Christmas morning. I haven't been bothered too much with her moving out because she lives in town. But this morning when I woke up I was so sad because she wasn't here. She always woke us up early from the time she was just a little girl. Now she has her own baby. She and her husband when OOT to his family for Christmas. She promised me that next year they would stay here and rotate each year. I can deal with that. I never thought about her not being here on Christmas until last night. Her Daddy always read the "Night before Christmas" to her before bed every year. She called on the phone last night for him to read it to her and she called early this morning. Dang I miss my little girl !
  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Awww, she called to have her Daddy read to her? Wonder who was comforted most from it her or Daddy? That's sweet.

    I'm sorry she's not there with you this Christmas...:icon_hug:
  4. by   sirI
    i know exactly how you feel, dutchgirl.

    this is my first year without any child or grand child or family member at all!

    i always read from the book, the night before christmas. i had this book since i was 9 years old. my pawpaw gave it to me.

    i, also, would read the christmas story from the book of luke, too.

    santa claus would come the night before and everyone would wake the next day to see what they had.

    this year is the first one that this tradition died. so sad.

    my dh is even gone. he left late last night. i'm here all alone.

    i do not like it one bit and feel so very down today.

    if it wasn't for this site, i think i would cry all day long.

    i wasn't even going to talk about it anymore today, but, seeing your thread just seemed like it was meant just for me.

    {{{{{hugs}}}}} to you, dutchgirl.
  5. by   madwife2002
    big hugs to siri and dutchgirl


  6. by   psychonurse
    Well dh is in Iraq and I woke up this morning with only my puppy to say good morning but he was okay. I spent Christmas eve with my family and then came home to a backed up kitchen sink....cant wait to get out of this apartment I am living in.....when hubby gets home we will be getting a house but until then I have to deal with this stuff....any way Merry Christmas to all and hope the day goes well for those alone...get some great old comedies and laugh a bunch....
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    I miss my girl.
    I miss my buddies.
    I miss home....
  8. by   Tweety
    Hugs to everyone missing folks.

    When I moved to Florida I didn't realize how hard the holidays would be since as nurse, I need to work them, at least every other year.

    I now have a tradition where my family visits for Thanksgiving and we all do our own thing at Christmas, plus I'm partnered now and don't have to be totally alone. Time marches on..............................
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 25, '05
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from roy fokker
    i miss my girl.
    i miss my buddies.
    i miss home....

  10. by   leslie :-D
    i miss my mom terribly.
    last week was her 1 yr anniversary since she died, and it took several months for the reality to sink in.
    today my sister gave me 4 christmas ornaments that were on the flamboyant side, in hopes that it would remind me of mom. she did a wonderful job eminating mom's character.

  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My parents and my Grandma.

    Granted, i spent the holidays with my parents and the extended family, but it just made me miss them more by going home. I'd like to move back, but i can't
  12. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from siri
    I know exactly how you feel, Dutchgirl.

    This is my first year without any child or grand child or family member at ALL!

    My dh is even gone. He left late last night. I'm here all alone.

    I do not like it one bit and feel so very down today.

    If it wasn't for this site, I think I would cry all day long.

    I wasn't even going to talk about it anymore today, but, seeing your thread just seemed like it was meant just for me

    Oh Siri I'm so sorry you're all alone today. I glad that in a little way my post helped. I know what you mean about allnurses. When I'm down I can find so much comfort here from my online friends and when I'm happy I get even much happier when I can sit and read and post for awhile. It's a great addiction. We could not pay a therapist enough for what we get from this site. (Thanks Brian!). I hope your dh will be home soon? My thoughts are with you and (((((((HUGS)))))))) to you too. :heartbeat

    ((((((HUGS)))))) for everyone else who posted on this thread.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Dec 25, '05
  13. by   psychonurse
    Even though my mother has been gone 5 years it still seems strange to not have her around especially during the holidays. My sister-in-laws mother use to spend every Christmas and Thanksgiving with us and she died this summer so we have another hole in our family makeup....just didn't seem the same but now we have grandniece and things are looking up a little bit for us....
  14. by   DusktilDawn
    My uncle, who was not only "Santa Claus" to me and my sibs, but to many in this community. Every year he visited on Christmas Eve and played Santa. On Christmas Eve there is a part of me that is still listening for the bells he used to jingle before he gave the hearty "Ho, Ho, Ho."