Re: Anyone else hate Christmas?
Date: December 06, 2009 09:02AM
I used to have a lot of trouble during the holidays. Being secluded in a safe house with 40-50 other members, we relied on each other as family. Thanksgiving and Christmas were the biggest holidays, of course, but other holidays were also a time to put aside work and enjoy a comradely sing. We enjoyed expertly made turkeys and hams, had all of the trimmings of course, and then afterward we sang labor songs. We couldn't see our real families, so we were our own family.
It was difficult the first holiday season for me because even though I was with my family I still thought about the ones left behind, the ones still in. I knew they were probably enjoying dinner and the companionship of each other. There are some I still miss but I have moved on with my life. It is difficult. It will get better as time goes on as long as you embrace what you have and continue to move forward.