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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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas will Come

I always say, Christmas will come, ready or not.  I have not been in the Christmas Spirit, but I'm trying.
Sunday, I went to church after missing several Sundays.   Hubby put the tree up and put the lights on.  It sat that way a few days, and today I finally put the ornaments on.  I included those from trips and mostly hand made ornaments from friends and beaded ornaments that I had made when we were newlyweds.

I tried to take a picture of my Christmas cards, but lately I shake and cannot get a picture.  I did get this one.   I also got a picture of my tree.

I'm considering reading Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" again.  Maybe I'll watch the black and white 1951 movie....a classic favorite of mine.

I have plans to bake cookies with my sister this weekend.   I still have Mom's old cookie-cutters.

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

Happy Christmas from one Wisconsinite to another. I am glad that you got your tree up but sorry you are so shaky. I hope you get your cookies baked this weekend. My ovens are on the fritz and I hope they get fixed this week- xo Diana