Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Blessed Christmas Eve to All

 The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not
of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love,
the special warmth of Christmas worship,
the cherished little habits of home.

Lois Rand

Here we are.  The morning of Christmas Eve.  Wow!!!  Another busy day ahead of me. So many things to do today.  Yesterday was one of those days that 'what could go wrong, went wrong.  My back was killing me due to the cold and dampness in the air. I started out my day near tears, but ended the day with tears of joy.

It all started when I realized I forgot to put the coffee in last night.  I don't drink it anymore, but hubby does.  Well, as I just as I went to put the coffee in my hand slipped and coffee went all over the place.  What a mess to clean up.  Then, I get dressed to head on over to art class.  Just as I get to the corner the rain starts coming down.  By the time I dug my umbrella out, I was pretty much soaking wet.  Good thing my jacket was waterproof.

My first instinct was to turn around and go  right back home, but I really wanted to go to art class.   Well, we cannot always have what we want.  I got all the way over there, and no one showed up for the class.  Must have been the rain that kept them away.  I sat and waited 35 minutes, then decided to go back home and get started on the work I had to do. 

But, I decided I should eat a little lunch first.  I'd been hungering for a swiss cheese omelet all morning.  I spooned out some butter and just before my hand reached the pot, it slipped off the spoon and onto the floor.  Then, my omelet stuck to the pan.  Usually doesn't but with the day I was having, it was to be expected.

I decided then that maybe I should sit down and rest awhile before beginning the 'real' cooking.  Closed my eyes and just about dozed off when the phone rang.   I was going to let it ring, but I saw on the television that it was Beth Israel Hospital.  Hubby's doctor is there, so I answered it.  Guess what.  They approved the medication for him.  I am so overwhelmed.  This medication cures the disease in almost everyone who takes it.  Even this morning, as I type this, tears of happiness are welling in my eyes.  This could very well save his life.  That is the greatest Christmas gift of all. 

And with that I bid you all a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness.


  1. Mary I am so very very happy to hear this news. You both have been in my thoughts the past few days. So you "bad" day turned into a very very good one!

    Happiest holidays to you both and of course, to Miss Minga.

  2. oh my gosh!!! Thats wonderful news, I am so happy for you both!!!! The other part about the spilled coffee, dropped butter , rain and sticking omelet, thats not so good but my gosh the last mews made the other bad stuf just float away, what a Christmas present, I am so glad for you!

  3. What wonderful Xmas news! I'm so happy they approved the medication -- you'll have a truly holly jolly Christmas now!

  4. Oh Mary, i'm so happy for you both! What a wonderful Christmas blessing. Big hug and Merry Christmas to both of you.

  5. So glad your day ended better than it began.
    A Merry Christmas to you both Mary