Merry Christmas To All

After its all said and done, I am very happy to be able to spend Christmas Eve and Day at our house, instead of the hospital. We were able to go to the Crib service at our local Cathedral (with a real donkey! inside!) and have some great friends over for dinner-ish.

So while we were really hoping to have Emmett’s heart surgery behind us for Christmas, tonight is a night to count our blessings:

Thank you Lord that my mom made it here – she has been a lifesaver, because I’m not sure Mike and I could have lasted another day without serious help.

Thank you Lord that Emmett is not spending Christmas in an orphanage in Vietnam. Our time together so far has been pretty darn painful on both sides, but we are a family. We will not give up, and we will stick together.

Thank you Lord for O and Y – every day they amaze me with how they are handling all of the upheaval with grace. We could not ask for better boys.

Thank you Lord for Mike, the best husband in the whole wide world.

Thank you Lord for all of the surprises that you send our way.

Thank you Lord for the wonderful friends that we have here, and back in America, and out there on the internet.

Thank you Lord for all of the doctors and nurses and other medical personnel who have gone above and beyond for Emmett – both American and British.

Thank you Lord for the financial resources we have, for Mike’s job, for the roof over our heads, and for the food in our bellies. We know that there are many who do not have what we consider to be neccessities.

Thank you Lord, for all of our soldiers, airmen, and sailors – many of them away from their families this Christmas. Thank you for the freedom they give their lives to protect.

Thank you most of all Lord, for your Son, Jesus Christ. Without Him, we have no hope, with Him all things are possible.

Merry Christmas, y’all!

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7 responses to “Merry Christmas To All

  1. Jennifer

    Have a VERY Merry Christmas! We continue to pray for all of your sweet family. I am so happy that your mom is there to offer some relief. Enjoy every minute of it!

  2. amen! beautifully put!

    guess what i got for a Christmas gift this morning, courtesy of the us government? yip, next to Jesus, it is the best gift ever.

    approval to go get phoebe!!!! Lord willing, we are out of here on january 9th. i am still in complete disbelief after six long months of waiting….

    thanks for sharing your blessings with us. xoxoxo, jan (JTM phoebe)

  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    i pray for you guys everyday and i hope things start to get easier for you soon. i am so glad your mom is there now to help!

  4. Beth

    That was very beautifully put. 🙂

    I’m so happy that your mom is there to help out for awhile. Get some rest if you can.

    Give the boys hugs from me. Merry Christmas!!

  5. lauren

    OMGosh, Jan!!! I can’t get to your site right now, but holy cannoli, what a Christmas present!!!! Hooray, and Merry Christmas!!! Go get your girl!!!

  6. Merry Christmas! I’m glad you all didn’t have to spend it in the hospital, and I’m so glad your mom is there to help out.

  7. Jennifer

    Thinking of you guys today, and praying that all is well. 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon!

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