Well Christmas 2012 will go record as one of the most different Christmas's I have ever had that is for sure! My middle son came over to spend the night with us which was really very nice. So he was there in the morning and we had a wonderful breakfast and opened a couple of gifts. After that I got dressed and headed down to the hospital to see mom. We had divided the day between 4 of us (3 hour stretches a piece) so it was really not too bad for anyone. That's one of the perks of coming from a family of 6 kids. My shift was from 11 to 2. Mom spent most of the time I was there sleeping. When she was awake she was in pain, and VERY disoriented. It was all very disturbing to say the very least. But by the time I arrived back home around 3:15 hubby had dinner ready, and my oldest son and 4 of his kids were there to help celebrate. His wife stayed home with Cody who was not feeling well at all. How I thank her for sharing with us on the day! It was wonderful to relax and enjoy them all. Jeffie was especially fun on the day, and I had not seen my oldest grand daughter Annabel in several weeks. She lives with other grandparents and sees her dad every other week-end. But with her many sports and activities she had missed a few week-ends. We had a delicious ham, potato salad, beans, and more sweets than you can imagine. I didn't eat any of them, but everyone said they were delicious. Here are some of the pics I took on the day with my new camera. So far I love it. Of course I have not taken it off of automatic, haha, which I may never do, but I am very pleased.
|MY SWEET ANNABEL...SHE WILL BE 16 IN JANUARY. SUCH A CUTE, TINY LITTLE THING!|
|MY SWEET JEFFIE (COULDN'T CROP MY LEG OUT OF THE PIC, HAHA)|
|PRETTY LINDSEY IS 12 TODAY!|
|GRANDMA & GRANDPA WITH THE KIDS|
|MY BEAUTIFUL GRAND DAUGHTERS!|
They all stayed until around 8, and I was ready by then to just relax for a while before bed.
Today I got to the hospital at around 10, and stayed till around 2:30. It was a HARD day. Mom goes from carrying on a pretty coherent conversation, to being completely out of it. They don't even seem to really know why. They have backed way off on her meds so I don't think it is that. They will make a decision (I am praying) by tomorrow morning as to rather or not they will do surgery, so I guess we wait. They did say that it is not a bad break (as broken necks go) and she should heal just fine with or without surgery. They just want to do what it quickest and less painful for her.
Guess that is it for now. James and his family have all recovered from the stomach flu, and Melody is MUCH better and little Sam seems as good as new. So for now it looks as if next week should happen. Thank you all soo much for your prayers, I really appreciate it. Everyone should be there on New Year's Day with the exception of Annabel who was just sick over the thought of not seeing Melody and Mike and Sam. However she is going to ask her Grandfather if she can come, but I personally won't hold my breath. Though who knows, God could work a miracle.
Hope you are all doing well, and enjoying this season with your families. God's best blessings to you all!