27 December 2017
It snowed overnight but nothing has settled on the ground. The wind was icy this morning when I took Rick out.
I had high expectations for Christmas Day but emotions were raw and there were probably more tears than laughter. Boxing Day was more relaxed and we had fun playing games, walking Rick and watching films on the television. I guess sometimes we just try too hard to be happy.
I felt very blessed though to be home with my family, safe and sound and enjoying good food and wine. This is such a rare opportunity for us all to be together. I couldn’t help but think about my friend who lives in Essex, we started our nurse training together and she has two daughters much the same age as Sarah and Kat. Two days before Christmas her youngest was crossing the road in Chelmsford when she was hit by a bus and suffered a severe head injury. My friend will have spent Christmas at her bedside wondering if her daughter will ever wake up again.
So my Christmas has been full of joy but tinged with just a little sadness.
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We have a lot to be thankful for and other people, some very close to us, have their troubles to deal with. Keep counting your blessings, I think it's the only way.ReplyDelete
How awful! I am sending good vibes to your friend's daughter and hoping that she mends well. We are all so guilty of taking the important stuff for granted.ReplyDelete
That is so sad Sue. Your friend's daughter and her whole family are in my thoughts. I hope I am not guilty of taking things for granted.ReplyDelete
That is just terrible news about your friend's daughter. I will also send some good vibes her way.ReplyDelete
It's okay if Christmas is a little bit sad sometimes. It's just part of the whole experience (for me at least).
So sad to think of your friend 's daughter - it just doesn't bear thinking about something like that happening. I do hope that all ends well - hospitals do seem to perform miracles nowadaysReplyDelete
How sad, hope she's ok. Our Christmas is always a little sad because at the end we know we have to put our daughter on a plane to fly to her home.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a tragedy. I hope she makes a full recovery. :: hugs ::ReplyDelete
There's always someone worse off than we are isn't there?...and it does us good to realise this and give some thought to each person's situation. Poor girl, I hope she recovers as your broken hearted one will..eventually. XXReplyDelete
So sad for your friend. I always worry when I know my loved ones are on a trip or even driving home from my place. It can easily happen and what a tragedy it would be.ReplyDelete
Such things seem so much worse when they happen at Christmas; one never forgets. A very good friend of mine's son was killed on a motorbike on Christmas Day, and they now can't even consider enjoying themselves. I hope your friend's daughter pulls through.ReplyDelete
Rick looks so wise, do say hello to him from me.
Thank you for all your good wishes. Sally, my friend's daughter, is still unconscious but there have been some small signs of progress. It is early days but her family are hopeful that she will recover.ReplyDelete
This is terrible. I hope she recovers fully.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear about your friend's daughter - I do hope that she makes a full recovery.ReplyDelete
Rick looks sad too.