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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The 25th is Over

They say Christmas is over, but is it?  I never felt the Christmas "sprit" this year.  I think I was too tired.
I didn't feel like writing my blog, or posting pictures.  Tired.

BUT, there are other times when I feel the Christmas spirit, like when I'm  visiting with my Mom and being able to watch TV with her, touching  her arm, and being able to give her a hug and a kiss. 

I feel the Christmas spiirt when I think how blessed I am to have a new job and a new beginning at the ripe age of 59!

I feel the Christmas spirit when I reflect on my family and friends and all the blessings they have brought me.

A baby born in a stable.  BLESSING!  GRACE! PEACE!

That is what I wish for you for the New Year.


Gill - That British Woman said...

you felt the true meaning of Christmas, not the commercial side of it and that is the way it's supposed to be......

Gill in Canada

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Blessing...grace...peace...these are more powerful than any gift under the tree and will get you through anything! His grace and His love are amazing!