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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.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mom's Christmas Party

This year's Christmas Party is not work related or anything like that.  It is at the
health care residence where my mom lives.  It was very nice this year.
Here is the tree in the "town square"  where she lives.  The place is decorated to look like an old time village.  The church, bank, etc.  The ceiling is painted with clouds and is vaulted down the hallway to the units.
The Elves get ready to do their thing!

See his/her nose light up!
Rudolph is always extra sweet to my Mom


Mom got a bath gift from Santa with the lotion, spray and bath gel. She didn't quite know what to do with it.  We told her to take the gel along when the aide gives her a bath/shower, then lotion up and spray herself so she smells extra good!  She also got a Word Search book but since her vision is going, she gave that to my sister (in the red sweater). 
The music was nice and Mom showed "Rudolph" a few dance steps as she held on to her wheelchair for support!


BadPenny said...

Rudolph & Santa look very jolly x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet and what fun photos. It's nice to have these parties and keep enjoying the holidays. Merry Christmas my friend! Your Mother and sister are both beautiful! Holiday hugs!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What fun!!! Looks like your Mom is in a great fun place!

Merry Christmas!


Carolee said...

It is nice that they do the fun things for the people that love there. I hope that you got some pictures with your Mom, too. These are really nice ones with Mom And Vonnie.