Christmas can be so difficult…especially after leaving an abusive relationship.
This year my child is old enough to understand all about Santa and he’s just so excited – and this year I’m starting traditions just for us two. We’re going to my mothers house and spending Christmas with my family (not all of my mothers family as I still don’t have a relationship with half of her family due to the abuse etc but my siblings and their partners will be there) so this year – our first proper year in our own home after a christmas in refuge and years of terrible ruined christmases before that.

So we’ve made our own decorations, we’re going to make a gingerbread house and me and my child are going to have a little christmas before we travel – just the two of us. Starting our own little traditions – like hot chocolate and squirty cream before bed! For the first year in so long, I’m looking forward to Christmas!

As you’ve said…it’s about spirit, and being happy and safe.

I wish all of you a happy and merry christmas, and most importantly a safe and warm one.
Festive love and fairy lights. LBP. Xx

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