Well, this will probably be my last post of the year, as we are going to try to head to Memphis tomorrow for the big ball game on Saturday. The past few days have run the whole gamut of emotions from happy sad, worried, but I have spent a large chunk of it in prayer. Here's a quick recap:
1. Christmas Eve-Mike and I drove to my granny's close to Mountain View. Spent a few hours eating, hanging out with the fam, and playing with my favorite (also my only) 5 year-old second cousin. Had a blast! It was my first time to play with Bendaroos and Barbies in a very long time. :) We left just in time to make it home for Christmas Eve service at church.
2. Christmas Day-We got up early to open presents since we are just like two five year-olds. We had Christmas with my mom, watch "Up"(which I totally loved and cried because it was so sweet) :), ate, napped, ate again, and then went to Little Rock to watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Rep. Again, I totally loved it and still find myself humming or singing the songs from. :))
3. Christmas Day ended on a sad note, though, because when we got home from the play we found out that one of my mom's best friends was in the hospital with a very serious infection in her leg. We have spent the days since Christmas going back and forth to the hospital in Batesville. Things still aren't great, but the doctor's haven't mentioned death or amputation since Monday. Hopefully, things with her will continue the gradual, almost painfully gradual, improvement. Depending on her status, we are going to try to head Memphis for the game tomorrow after we make a stop at the hospital.
4. Mike and I are still preparing for our impending time apart. God had blessed us with this Christmas Break to spend together. His mom was her for a couple days so he spent Monday with her while I was at the hospital. We were both able to have dinner with her last night after our visit to the hospital. Hopefully, it will be easier to visit with her next time she is in town. But, she totally understood the dire situation at the hospital. Thanks be to God for giving her such an understanding heart about these matters.
I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 2009 has had its ups and downs, but overall was a good year. I am excited to see what 2010 has in store for us. I can't imagine what the future holds especially with Mike making a career change! :) But, God knows and that will always give me comfort!
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