Monday, December 27, 2010

Another Adventure at Christmas

   I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It is so easy to get caught up in all the stress that we forget to enjoy our family and friends. This year our Christmas had a major disruption. My bil was rushed to the hospital and had open heart surgery during Christmas week.  We were all so thankful that the doctors were able to perform surgery and bypass to allow his heart to function correctly. This was not planned and we were quite shocked but in this life we had better be prepared for the unexpected.
   This event made our Christmas even more meaningful. I relished each minute my kids were here and I listened a little more intently to their words and I even shed a little tear when it was over.
   We have not had our Christmas with all of us yet, we are waiting for him to mend but I know that once we get together we will be so thankful that he is well and there with us.
    Even though it is early, I do think I am going to start to taking down our decorations. I have so much to do and I just think that I had better work on it as I have time. I am sad to see it go because I love my Christmas decorations with glitter and whimsy. But I will tuck them away until next year.
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11 comments:

Donetta said...

Oh Dear Heart
What a wake up and love the family call!
Goodness! I am so pleased to hear your all within the mend. I am so sorry for all that stress of the scare. Be embraced

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh My! Not what you want to happen, but what a Christmas gift! A new & improved heart : )
So glad to hear that all is well.
And I completely understand... a year ago we were in the hospital on Christmas with husband's cancer... but here we are a year later cancer free... it brings new light to the important things.
Praying for a quick recovery...

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Dianntha...it's good to hear that your BIL is on the mend...here's hoping that the New Year is a Happy and Healthy one!

Janet

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm glad to hear that your brother-in-law was in good hands and was able to get patched up.

Thoughts and prayers,
Jody

redesigngal said...

Dearest Ohio Farm Girl:
Sorry you had such worry at Christmas but the good Lord guided the surgeon's hands and your bil is coming right along! YEA! (My husband also had open heart surgery several years ago over Christmas and we got a little tree and all had Christmas dinner in his hospital room. Hey, at least I didn't have to cook! LOL Your bil will be fine in no time.
Hugs to all,
Joy

Linda said...

Dianntha, I'm so happy your Bill is doing well...it's very scary when a loved one is ill and this was so major...praying for him on his road to wellness.
I'm happy to be back to blogging I've have missed my friends...I heading over to see your new blog...hugs, Linda

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Thoughts & Prayers for your Hubby & the family! Trying times>>>may the angels watch over Bill's recovery

Hugs to you girl,
Teresa

Dawn said...

So glad that your BIL is going to be okay. Life is so precious...and it is a gift to be able to focus on what is really important!

Firecrackerkid said...

Oh my, what a way to spend your Christmas, but he'll be better for it now. Thank the Lord he came through alright. I think we'll all be focusing on having a healthier and happier new year.
Hugs~Carol

Annie Bananie said...

Dear Diantha
What a bittersweet time you have had. So glad to hear things are improving. My prayers are with you and yours. x

Meggie said...

Hey Dianntha! Glad to know that your bil is doing well after his bypass surgery. One never knows.... I've missed you. I hope to be in touch more regularly. Happy New Year to you and your family.