Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Blessings

I know it is the day after Christmas....
blessings need to be told
youngest daughter's birthday is today
I haven't written a post in ages
I am going to be a grandmother
oldest daughter got engaged
people are probably tired of reading about Christmas

Let me start by saying, I have really missed blogging and reading all the blogs but my journey this year has been a rough one.

February of 2017, Hub was diagnosed with cancer for the second time.  He had been cancer free for SEVEN years and the darn thing came back.  So many trips to doctor's office and test were a big part of my 2017 beginning. 

March 15th of 2017, my oldest daughter was told she needed to have a third open-heart surgery. Her first two open heart surgeries were when she was 11 months old and 16 months old.

From March to May my time was spent at Duke University with husband.  He was having surgery because the tumor on the outside of his stomach was blocking his bowel and more tumors were found in the liver.

Summer was many ups and downs....worries even though hub was home...worry and fear were a constant and that darn cancer (saying it mildly) was hanging over us....and daughter was going for test to get ready for her open heart surgery. Summer was a blur...but a few days I did remember...

Celebrating Father's Day

Attending Relay for Life....the words above HOPE were all spelled using bags with hub's name on them :(
Attending games that were supported by hub's fans.
I did take a painting class!

Oldest daughter's open heart surgery was in October at University of Virginia. Two days after hub's chemo treatment at Duke University.

Daughter had two valves replaced the mitral valve which is mechanical and pulmonary valve which is tissue.  

Between all of this.....March-October. youngest daughter told us her and hub were expecting a baby! 

This little guy is due January 8th!!

Oldest daughter's boyfriend came a couple of weeks ago asking our blessings....he was going to ask daughter to marry him.
Of course we were thrilled.

Youngest daughter's birthday is today.....this sweet thing will be a Mommy soon!
Oldest daughter's birthday will be December 30th.
My daughters went from this....
To these beautiful women...who I am so proud to be called their mother.

My family did have a blessed Christmas.  2017 is a year I will certainly remember!!!!
Hub and I will travel to Duke Tuesday for another round of chemo....we go every two weeks for his chemo treatment.  Please keep him in your prayers.  

Enjoy the rest of the holiday celebrations!!

Enjoy Life
P.S. I did get a tattoo.....one for hub.

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