My home for the holidays

Decorating our Christmas tree
Decorating our Christmas tree | Source

Are you going home for the holidays??? I get asked this question all the time from my family and my husbands family. Am I going "home" for the holidays? Why do they have to ask it like that? Don't they know I AM home?

Before I got married "home" was always wherever my mom was. I was never really at home unless I was at her house. When people would ask me if I was going home for Christmas I would say "yes, of course I'm going home."

Now that I'm married when people ask me if we are going home for the holidays I still understand what they mean but don't they realize that we have our own home now? These days home for the holidays means staying right in our new house, as a family, with friends and relitives over to enjoy it all with us. Home is right here next to my husband and our three kids. We are finally able to say we have a home and it is that much more exciting to me this year.

I do miss going to my mom's for the holidays though. I miss the baking cookies and candies. I miss sitting around doing puzzles and playing cards. I miss my brothers and sisters all crowding in the kitchen. I miss my mom the most of all. One year we might be able to go to mom's again for the holidays but this year, we are staying home, in our own home.

This year I am most grateful to have my husband home with us. Because he's in the Army he spends more holidays away then he does at home and being able to celebrate the holidays in our new home together is just what I needed this holiday season. Next year we might not get so lucky so we have to make the most of the time we do have.

So, where is your "home for the holidays"? Is it with your parents at their house, friends and family homes, or is your home the home to be at for the holidays? I wish you all a SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON :)

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shami327 4 years ago from Dubai UAE

We are going to be at 'home' even thou I would love to spend the holidays with my parents. Wishing you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year!!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

It is so special to have your husband home with you this year. I cannot even imagine having mine so far away ever...let alone at Christmas time. Many blessings to you and your family. 2012 is going to be a great year!


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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

Sinea Pies - having him gone is super hard, more so on the kids then me (I suppose). Next year we are looking at him being gone again so already doing some shopping so he gets to help a little. Many blessings to you and your family as well. Thanks for the comment and I totally agree 2012 is going to be a great year!!!

shami327 - One day I will spend Christmas with my parents again, one day! Hope you have a wonderful new year!!!! Thanks for stopping by and the comment :)


Tiffany 4 years ago

I am very proud of you an Brandon for now being new home owners....but you have always made where ever you were home. My brother is very lucky to have such a wonderful woman to share his life with. And I think we should plan Christmas at your house for 2012 :)


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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC Author

Christmas at our house for 2012 would be AMAZING!!!! I'm all for it, will have to talk to the hubby but I'm sure he would say ok too :)

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