This year has just been so much better than last year. Sometimes last year feels like a distant dream and yet it’s something that will be in our minds for the rest of our lives. Sometimes I want to just wish it never happened but it did. Now I have to live with the reality that it could return. Norm also has to make some changes as well since his Christmas stay in the hospital last year. He will probably be on medication for that the rest of his life.
I think the kids are recovering from it. When I recently had to make a trip to my oncologist for a check-up Tyler said, “But mom, I thought you were done with the cancer.” I told him that I will still need check-ups for a long time just to make sure everything is okay. Nicole actually wrote a composition for school about when her dad passed out from his episode last Christmas. Lexi hasn’t really said anything but I know it has affected her as well.
We’ve been helping another lady from our church with Ovarian Cancer. She had a different type of Ovarian cancer than I had. She had the same Gyne-oncologist. While he told me mine probably won’t return, he made the opposite promise to her. While sad for her , it brings comfort to me in a strange way.
This Christmas will feel so much more richly blessed as we are healthy and have each other. When you have that, who needs money? Don’t get me wrong, money is nice but you can’t take it with you.
May you enjoy the richness of the holidays and appreciate the reason for the season. We would be nothing without His Christmas gift!