Christmas on Crutches

I want to do a quick post today that looks at Christmas for those who aren’t at their 100% this time of year. I’ve mentioned it in a couple of my previous posts but my sister decided to break her ankle in a couple of places the other week. This means that she’s currently waiting for an operation and will be on crutches for at least two months. When I went home this weekend I realised just how horrible this must be for her during the Christmas period.

During the time when most people are out and about enjoying Christmas parties, she’s confined to the house. Christmas for me has always been the happiest time of the year but it’s easy to see how, if you can’t get involved with any of the festivities, it would quickly become the hardest. Having to force a smile for the sake of others when you’re feeling anything but happy is incredibly hard.

Having to walk around on crutches 24/7 is apparently very exhausting, plus it’s painful. The crutches are starting to bruise her arms, so not only can’t she walk but she’s struggling to move in any way shape or form. This puts her in a very bad mood, which quickly sucks all the Christmas spirit out of the simplest of things. When everyone is smiling and laughing around you but you feel sad, lonely and tired, it’s hard work.

I just want to emphasise that sometimes Christmas isn’t fun for everyone. Be considerate to the lives of others at this time of year, you don’t know what they’re going through. A bit of kindness and patience will go a long way.

On a more positive note I did jazz up her crutches with tinsel…

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I apologise that my posts have been more chaotic and shorter the past couple of days. It seems that the closer we get to Christmas, the busier I get, funny that. Anyway, I’m sending my hugs to everyone who isn’t feeling ready, prepared or well enough for Christmas this year! You can do it!

Lots of Love, Lottie xoxo

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