We spent a wonderful Christmas day with all three of my children, our granddaughter, my mom, step-dad, sisters and their families. This was the first time in four years that we’ve all been together for Christmas due to us living in different states over 1,000 miles apart, and one son off serving in the Army. The food, family fellowship, and the laughter from us playing board games was something I will cherish forever.
I am so thankful we all live in the same state now. My only regret is not being able to spend the holidays with Eric’s two sons and our two grandsons Zachary and Owen who live in PA. Hopefully next year they will visit us and we can be a complete family then.
Fast forwarding to today, so far it’s been three days into the New Year, and I can only imagine what obstacles we’re going to overcome together and the amazing adventures we are going to have.
I truly believe that we’re going to get the miracle of Eric receiving a liver transplant in 2010 that we’ve been praying for. We’re holding on to our faith, and believing this is really going to happen soon.
His surgeon has requested that he lose 50 lbs, and so far he’s lost 25lbs in just a few short weeks. And I’ve lost 16lbs. We’ve been going to the fitness center at our apartment complex and are working out on the treadmill. It feels good to get back into the habit of exercising again, eating healthier, and we’re both looking forward to being able to play golf again, going canoeing, and doing all the things that we’ve miss and want to learn how to do.
So what happened over your Christmas holidays that I missed?
(edited to add -- I posted this at 11:30 CST on 01/03 not knowing it would actually post for 12:30 EST on 01/04, oh well so much for my blue month.