Merry Christmas to All

I  get a daily update from a group called Story People and today’s read:

What do I get for this? I said & the angel gave me a catalog filled with toasters & clock radios & a basketball signed by Michael Jordan & I said, But this is just stuff & the angel smiled at me & swallowed me in her arms. I’m so glad you said that, she whispered to me. I knew you still had a chance.

I liked it.

There isn’t much ‘stuff’ around here but I am home with 2 of my 3 kids and we are all in good health  as opposed to my big brother who is in the hospital recovering from having one of his legs amputated just below the knee.  The operation was done to put an end to many years of pain and misery brought on by a motorcycle accident when he was a kid so it’s a good thing but it hurts and a hospital, no matter how friendly, is not a great place to be on Christmas.

So Merry Christmas to all and I wish you all a day filled with love and hope where ‘stuff’ is just the icing on the cake.  If you are dealing with illness and heartache I wish you strength and love and some path toward peace of mind.

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5 Responses to Merry Christmas to All

  1. jeanne says:

    lovely and very well said. So sorry to hear about your brother. Lucky for him he has you.

  2. Wendy says:

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear your brother is in hospital for Christmas!

    I hope your Christmas was filled with love, which is, of course, what really matters.

  3. Phoenix says:

    Prayers for your brother. I hope that he recovers quickly and finds the relief he deserves.

    Merry Christmas, “mom” ( a day late ) hope this year is a great one!

  4. Juls says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2010!

  5. fe-lady says:

    Merry Christmas Pamela- and I hope everything turns out ok for your brother! Now you can link him up with CAF-if he’s interested in a running leg. Does (did) he ever run? Glad he will have less pain after all is healed!

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