Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas and miracles big and small

There are still miracles that happen everyday.  Some so small we don't even notice them and some so huge it changes our whole lives.  Little Buddy is our miracle, he should not be alive but he is thriving, and helping to brighten our family each and every day.

There is the miracle of love, in all its different shapes and forms.

There is the miracle of healing.  Things we take for granted like antibiotics that are rapidly making both Little Buddy and I feel so much better.  There are those huge miraculous healings that occur for reasons unknown, like for my dear friend Holly's son.  He is a young man I absolutely adore who has been beating the odds this week with spontaneous healing of his kidney's that shut down for some unknown reason during a brief illness.  He just might be discharged from the hospital tomorrow, on Christmas day, after we thought he might be in the hospital for weeks and weeks.

There is the miracle of family, some close and some far away.  The love that binds us through the generations is so powerful.

And there is the miracle of friendship.  The miracle of blogging friends you connect with around the world who listen to you complain, (please see my last post) rejoice with you, lift you up, make you  laugh, and send you love when you need it.

To all of you I wish you a special day.  Christmas is not the easiest time for many.  Some people don't celebrate, some have lost loved ones or feel alone.  I am sending you love.  And I am thanking all of you for sharing your lives with me.

Little Buddy and I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season.


34 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND LITTLE BUDDY.
ROSEZEETA

Pammy Sue said...

And you are L.B.'s miracle, Meredith. Your family is his miracle family. Thank goodness for people like you! He couldn't have gotten a better home. Merry Christmas to you all.

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith.. you are a miracle of friendship for me. I feel like we've known each other forever.. and that we can talk about anything. I do hope that someday you can visit your honorary Oregon and Washington blog sisters, what fun we'd have chatting. When we get together your name always comes up as someone we adore. You look beautiful in this photo with Little Buddy.. he's such a doll. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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kathyinozarks said...

Merry Christmas Meredith-and Little Buddy-such a cutie

Teresa said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Sometimes it is hard to remember all the miracles in our lives. You have named some very good ones. Kidneys shutting down and starting up again before it was expected. WOW! Just look at the miracle of Little Buddy.
Ours will be tomorrow when 29 of us get together here (yikes) and think about how we are so lucky to have mom with us for this holiday. Your post has really made me remember the miracles in our lives as sometimes they are hard to remember. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.

Angel Jem said...

Thanks for your friendship as well! Have a beautiful, blessed and Buddyfilled Christmas!

gaia said...

Happy holiday season to you too...
Gaia.

moonstruckcreations said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Meredith.

I love the photo of you with LB and Santa!

Helenxx

Taciana Simmons said...

My dear Meredith you are a miracle in my life also and I really, really appreciate your friendship my dear friend. Merry Christmas to you and little Buddy.

Cari said...

Merry Merry Christmas Meredith. I know this Christmas is extra special with the addition of your sweet little Buddy. Enjoy your family time.

Warmest Hugs

Christina said...

There is so much happiness in your photo that I feel like crying with joy. Have a wonderful miraculous Christmas day with your beautiful family Meredith! Christina xx

Crafty in the Med said...

I believe in miracles! Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for wondrous miracles but also the big and the small miracles that occur every day. Thank you also for your emotive post and for your blog friendship.

Happy happy Christmas to you and your family xxx

Amanda

Babajeza said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs, Regula

Ljubinka said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Happy Holidays.:*

Dee said...

Merry Christmas, Meredith and all the boys (INCLUDING Santa and Max).

Hope your 2015 is fill with fun and joy!

kathy b said...

What a great SANTA picture Meredith> Your smile says it all. Merry to Lil Buddy, can't wait to see his train

Judy S. said...

Christmas love to you and your whole family, Mere! Hope your day was wonderful.

Caffeine Girl said...

You are so right to remember the miracles that we all have -- and forget to appreciate -- for the most part. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

gigi knits said...

The meaning of Christmas is Miracle !

Mrs. C said...

Merry Christmas!!! What a great photo of you two with Santa! Hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

I wish you a wonderful time for these Holidays Meredith, to you and all of your family, and a very happy 2015! xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Bless you Meredith for writing this beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
See you in the New Year! xoRobin

CJ said...

What a gorgeous photo of the two of you and Father Christmas. Your Little Buddy is sunshine indeed, he always makes me smile. Thank you for your wonderful happy blog Meredith. I hope you guys all had a really fantastic day. CJ xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Christmas! xx

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for this special message.
My Grandma was rushed to the ER last year on Christmas and she passed on January 22nd. So yes, Christmas was very different for us this year.

Blessings to you my friend.

I love the photo. So sweet. And you are so beautiful.

Enjoy your New Year!!
Carla

Debby said...

Glad you are feeling better. So many sick right now. Love the picture of you, little buddy and Santa. Glad yoir friends son is better. Hugs and happy holidays.

Willow said...

I hope you had a great Christmas! I have been able to get online a bit yesterday and today and wanted to pop over and wish you a Merry Christmas and New Year!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A lovely, heart felt post from lovely wonderful you. You are all very lucky to have each other. Little Buddy I know teaches you so much and in return you give him all the love and resources to thrive. Glad to hear your friend's son is better. A friend's daughter was in the hospital for several days because of kidney trouble that was caused by them giving her the wrong medicine when she complained of kidney pain. Turns out she was severely dehydrated which caused her kidneys to shut down and they gave her pain killer which made it worse. Fortunately they got it under control. Great Santa picture of you guys. Enjoy this last week of December. Tammy

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

As others have said, you, your husband and your boys are Little Buddy's miracle. You have done a wonderful thing, it's no wonder Little Buddy is thriving, he has an amazing loving family. I hope you all had a really special day, big hugs and bloggy love from me xxxx

Annie Cholewa said...

I just love that pic of you and the little fella ... maybe whenever you are struggling you should look at it and know you get the really important things absolutely right.

I hope you and your boys had the best Christmas Meredith and that 2015 is good to you all x

Mrs. Micawber said...

Such good news about your friend's son ... and thank you for reminding us about the miracles all around!

Hugs to you and LB. :)

Joyful said...

Love the pic Meredith. You and Buddy look so happy sitting next to Jolly Old Saint Nick! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's wishing you a Happy New Year!

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing this precious photo, Meredith, and your precious thoughts. I am smiling at you and sending you hugs. xx

Toni said...

I love this picture!!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!