Merry Christmas Week! Are you tired and overwhelmed from all the festivities? It's time to stop, breathe, relax, and count your blessings. I've been away from home a long time. But this week most of our family was together to celebrate. Only Chaplain Dan and his wife and PAL were missing although we were able to Skype with them on Christmas Day. Here are my Friday Fave Five blessings from this week.
1. Everyone was hoping for a White Christmas. Me? I'm thankful we DIDN'T have one.
2. My gift from my son (we draw names among the adults since we really don't need more stuff) was a subscription to ancestry.com. I am a truly happy mommy.
3. But my absolute favorite present was a book The Professor knew I wanted because I had checked it out of the library numerous times and devoured it cover to cover. He totally surprised me!
4. I have been deeply touched by the friendliness and loving care of my daughter's friends who have helped provide meals, cleaning sessions, respite care (ie: babysitting), transportation. They have a wonderful support group and that makes my mommy's heart so happy.
5. I am still working my way through the photos I took in England. Slowly. Here are two of my favorite people in London.
Finally, I am returning to blogland! This past month has been truly crazy. As I mentioned, I spent a week in ENGLAND with my older daughter. Then I returned to the mid Atlantic east coast and have been here helping my younger during and after her surgery. So now it is almost CHRISTMAS.
I considered writing a Friday Fave Five about the five weeks I haven't posted anything, but I think that I will just mention what pops into my head.
1. How can I not love love love England? I will post more details later but here is one of my favorite photos of my girl. We were hiking around Avebury searching for the Long Barrow.
And here she is standing in front of one of the stones in Avebury.
2. Eleanor Elizabeth decided to join us on our trip. She had been to England with me in June 2008. She did request that I make her a pair of wellies since this time it was autumn and we knew it would be rainy. I do enjoy sharing my adventures with my bunny.
3. My love language is spending quality time with people. I've loved having all these days with my younger daughter although she has been in pain and recovering from surgery.
4. Christmas is happening for most of our family at Younger Daughter's house. The Professor and Dr. Mike arrived late last night. Older Daughter and The New Boy will be here within 24 hours!
5. And finally, I love Christmas! A Very Merry Christmas to you!