Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just A Humble Word Of Thanks

Howdy folks... Merry Christmas!
I just wanted to take a moment (I'm in Iowa as I write this) and say thanks to all who have sent kind words and prayers up for my sister Terri and our family. I gave her a call to check up on her and she still is a little down (duh Mik, what did you expect?), but is still putting her energy into getting ready for Christmas. She sent me a pic of my baby nephew and I love the little guy but he has HUGE pointy ears. I know he'll grow out of them and it's really no big deal, but I made some elf reference about him and I caught all kinds of flak from Terri. She was saying things like "Oh you didn't just go there did you?" and she was ready for a scrap I could tell. That made me feel better because I knew she wanted to go back to some minor sense of normalcy. Unfortunately, chemo therapy has been part of her new "normal" for quite sometime. But she's dealing with it as best she can... By the way, here's how that little conversation we had ended:

Me: Nice picture, I'm glad they could find some elf, er... ear covers for the little guy
Terri (in a bit of a huff): Oh you just didn't go there did you?
Me: No, I often refer to a 6 month-old baby as 'Yoda' because he reminds me of a 3 thousand year old dwarf simply because he is 'wise' beyond his years... just chock full of wisdom he is...
Terri: (click)

I got a couple of text messages from her later giving me crap like only siblings can... So she is trying to kick it up a notch and keep it going. Who am I to stand in the way? Three thousand year old dwarfs not withstanding...


madcobug said...

Glad that she felt like blinkering back at you. Still sending up prayers for her. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad she is doing her best to stay in good spirits :o) Keep poking, that is what she needs.

Carolyn said...

Keep her scrapping Mik! That and prayers are the best! God Bless you all~

Lynne said...

MIK, I could not help but laugh at the Yoda comment. Too funny. I know she laughed, too but in the spirit of grandma-hood had to give you what for, lol.

I have been MIA for awhile and am sorry to read of Terry's situation and will remember you all in my prayers.

I just heard a song that includes one of my favorite versus "What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee." I think the group was Selah. Funny how sometimes you hear songs and don't really hear the words until just the right time. I needed to hear them myself.

I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas! Enjoy IA! God Bless!