Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Good Day!!!

It's a great day, isn't it? It is for me. My mom got up this morning ready to get out of the house for the first time since undergoing two brain surgery's in November. I believe that she is getting her strong will back...I don't know if that is good or bad, hummmmm. This could get very interesting for me, huh? My sister in law and I are going to venture out with her to shop for a new pair of pants; notice that I said (a) meaning one, pair of pants. She has lost a lot of weight and her pants now make her feel big, so we will oblige her today by taking her shopping. Please pray for us!!!!
I have really enjoyed these next set of pictures that I will share with you. My mom had purchased our family a Wii for Christmas. We set the gift out on the table and told the kids to open it together since it was for all of us...mom and dad too. Can you imagine what they thought it is was...look how enthused they look.

At the slight peek of what it was, look how their expressions changed...I love it. Forget the gifts from Santa, an Ipod for the two younger ones and Punching bag for my oldest...it was, "get out of our way...let's get it hooked up dad!"

Oh, they were so sweet to let sissy go ahead and open it the rest of the way. They didn't even notice the other games with it or controls...just, "let's get it hooked up".

I must say that we have had a blast with it. I will try to get some pictures of us playing it when the opportunity comes my way.

In this picture my mom is receiving a gift from Micah, a picture of the two of them together two days before the first seizure. This is her inspiration to get back to good health again.

Great gift Micah.

Our gifts from our children, Mike and I, and gifts to each other, came from a very loving and giving family this year. Some friends of ours went out and purchase gifts for our family and had them wrapped and under tree before we got home from the hospital. Even decorated my house...how cool is that?

This Christmas has been very different...laying down our pride and letting people help us, cherishing every moment with our family not knowing if it could be the last...not just because of cancer but because of life in general. We should treasure each day with family and friends. I think that that is what I am convicted of the most...just enjoy! Things don't have to be perfect, my house may never be cleaned again, but someday, I will have all the time in the world. So for now, I will spend my time playing Wii with my kids and hubby and set at the table with mom and a cup of coffee or some of Deb's hot cocoa and just enjoy talking.

I don't know what the new year holds for us, but what I do know is this; "For I know the plans I have for you,declares the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I know that my God is good and all things work for His glory and purpose and I will hold that thought near my heart throughout this next year while battling cancer with mom and Michaels dad. May God bless you all this New Year.

1 comment:

Alicia Chambers said...

I love your post! I totally agree. We got a Wii for Christmas too and we have had a blast. It's just fun to watch them play.