Merry Christmas,

Christmas Tree ARC Dec 2012

Knowing me I’ll be moving in thousand different directions over the next few days, not to mention the world is scheduled to end anyway so I figured I’d better wish my family an early holiday greeting now, at 3:00 am while I was thinking of it.

The picture by the way is of the Christmas tree in my Mom’s nursing facility.  Mingled among the ornaments are pictures of the residents current and recently passed.  When I first realized that, it took me a few days before I could go up and look closely at the tree. Mom’s picture is there of course… as is Dad’s.

Christmas for us will never be mistaken for a “hallmark” commercial but it is full of love and mutual support.  I wouldn’t trade my holiday with anyone.

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone, from our home to yours !

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4 Comments on "Merry Christmas,"

Profile photo of Denise
Dec 19, 2012

You were so quiet at 3 a.m.! You’re like Santa–you didn’t wake me up.

I love the Christmas tree. You and Kathy have given me a new perspective on the purpose of our Christmas trees.

Merry Christmas, Jo! Wishing you and yours many blessings this holiday season and throughout 2013.

Profile photo of Roaring Mouse
Dec 19, 2012

Merry Christmas! Love the tree! Hope yours is calm and blessed!


Profile photo of Trish
Dec 22, 2012

Jo, I’m sorry! I thought for sure I commented here a few days ago. I love the tree and am thinking of you and your family this holiday. I hope you and your kids and your mom have a day full of love and laughter and kindness (much like every other day you create for those around you). Sending you hugs and hopes for a wonderful, less chaotic year for you. Take care.

Profile photo of ejourneys
Dec 22, 2012

Jo, may you and yours have a blessed, loving, and kind Christmas and New Year filled with hugs and laughter. Thank you so much for everything.