Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The essential Christmas


I never expected to spend the week before Christmas in the hospital.

The cookies never got baked. The gifts are as yet unwrapped. But I am home, safe, celebrating the essential Christmas: firelight and family and the joy of the Baby's birth.

It's enough.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill! I hope that you can let yourself rest and not worry about all of the superflous stuff!!! The Essential is what it is alla bout and the love!! Do the cookies and the gifts when you are up to it_-I am sure that no one would want you to push!!!
Merry Christams and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!
Elizabeth

Kitt said...

I am so glad you are handling the unexpected with grace and perspective. I shoulda known you would. Merry, merry Christmas!

Lisa Noël said...

It is enough! Thanks for the stalwart reminder. I shall spread some extra cheer in your name. :-)

Sara said...

Blessings to you and your family, Sharyn. Hoping your Christmas is full of the warmth and love of family and friends, and may excellent health be yours for the New Year.

Sharon Hermens said...

So glad you are home. There is no place more welcome to heal the tired soul then home with loved ones. Rest and become strong again. Thinking of you and yours this Christmas.

Steve Lospalluto said...

Surprised and sorry to hear about the hospital stay Sharyn. Best wishes on getting well!

Kathleen said...

I'm also sorry to hear you've been in the hospital and echo the sentiment of those wishing you a speedy recovery.

Kathleen

Diane said...

Sharyn, cookies only add pounds! Later, when you can take your walks again and work off all the calories! ;-) Snuggle up, girlfriend! Cuddle under the covers, drink tea, savor the moment!
I know you do! Thank God this didn't happen when you were in Europe! Silver linings?

Bless you!
Hugs! Diane

煩惱 said...

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CHERYL CRAMER BRIARD said...

Dear Sharyn: I am so glad that you weathered the storm! My mother always said, that when we get sick we are doing "Too Much". Best wishes on a speedy recovery, I enjoy your blog so much! Cheryl Briard

jone hallmark said...

Dearest Sharyn -
I just discovered your blog!
So sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. I think that you have had more than your fare share of hours in that place in the last several years.
I do hope that you are recovering - moment by moment. I will light my magic candle for you...
Love always...
xoxo
Jone
ps. I have a blog, too: polkadotponie.blogspot.com
check it out when you have a few minutes....