I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve. .Eve :)

It's pretty much here! I am so incredibly excited. Today I chatted with Susanne on Facebook. . . she got the green light for some ice cream today! What a Merry Christmas this is indeed :)

I try to put on a tough exterior, because in reality that is the only way to survive sometimes. I am missing my family,the parties, the laughing and the memories. This is our 4th Christmas being a long ways away from our families. In 2007 we were in Pittsburgh and I was still confused and suffering from dementia that I didn't know where I was & I thought I had presents stacked in my room(which ended up being the med cart) haha. In 2008 we had just moved to Phoenix that November. Bryan started school the first part of December. Then there was 2009. . .still in Phoenix, although we did have a lot of family come to Phoenix after Christmas and 2009 was a fun Holiday Season. This year however, we are going to be quite alone. But Bryan and I enjoy having each other. We don't need much more than that to be happy :) Bryan will get a 3 day weekend for Christmas. I miss home that's for sure. But home is where your heart is right...and my heart belongs to Bryan.

I thought I would share a link to a beautiful video that always brings the Christmas spirit in my soul. Not sure I will blog again until after Christmas...so Merry Christmas 2010!

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