Sorry it's taken me so long to update.....things have been super busy with my dad's surgery and visits to the hospital, and Christmas right around the corner.
My dad pulled through the surgery just fine. The new valve seems to be functioning properly. He was in ICU for 2 days and then was well enough to be moved to a room. He's on a liquid diet right now, and his pain is intense, but with each passing day he is looking stronger and stronger. The nurses even got him up, and he walked a little bit yesterday.
My family and I really appreciate all of the support and concern that so many of you have given to us. Thank you.
I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already. My heart is full as the celebration of Christ's birth nears. I LOVE Christmas mass. Next to Easter, it's my favorite. Wish Sean and I could go to midnight mass tonight, but with Hattie it just won't happen this year.
I found this a while back. Don't know who the author is, but I love this short Christmas poem:
A little child,
A shining star.
A stable rude,
The door ajar.
Yet in that place,
So crude, folorn,
The Hope of all
The world was born.
Lord, You gave us hope with Your birth, and that hope was brought to fruition with Your death on the cross, and we wait in joyful hope for when You will come again!