Thursday, December 23, 2010
A Most Memorable Christmas
Two of my children came down with strep throat the weekend before Christmas. My husband took them to the ER. They got shots and felt better the next day. I wasn't feeling well and hadn't for weeks, so I stayed home from church with my youngest child. The next day was Monday. I woke up so sick, I thought I had strep as well. I slept the entire day. When my husband came home, he took me to the ER. I was so sick, I didn't realize what was happening until I woke up and found that I had been admitted to the hospital! I told them I had to get out because I had Christmas shopping to do. They didn't buy it. I had pneumonia. So, my husband got to do his first Christmas shopping with a carefully written list.
The children weren't able to visit because of the strep they'd had. It was a sad Christmas week for them. I was too sick to be sad. Finally, late Christmas eve, the doctor sent me home with strict instructions to rest rest rest. My husband brought me home as a surprise to the children. They thought he was just visiting me. It was a joyous Christmas Eve after all.
The next day, we spent a slow relaxed day, just hubby, the kids and I. By Friday, I felt better and my husband invited friends over to share our belated Christmas dinner.
It was probably the most blessed Christmas we ever had.
It was definitely the most memorable!
I hope your Christmas is memorable in a positive way!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage