Thursday, December 16, 2010

Counting Down The Days

Christmas is almost here.  For weeks now, I've been a little "Bah, Humbug" about the whole thing, but I'm starting to warm up.

We're in the same boat as most of the country right now. Flat broke with kids expecting gifts under the tree. I have been so depressed and stressed out. Most days I would just rather skip Christmas all together, but I can't do that to my family. The gifts will be smaller, but with more meaning. They'll come from a place in the heart like they usually do, but when the funds are tighter, even the smallest gift seems like a treasure.

We are so blessed to just have each other. Life keeps hitting us in the gut with everything its got and we still keep standing back up again. We are survivors.

1 comment:

Katie Columbia said...

Merry Christmas, Rene. Wanted you to know that we haven't forgotten little Tommy and we never will. Although I never got the chance to meet him in person, I feel I know him in spirit.

May God continue to allow you to put one foot in front of the other as you continue through life. I believe that's all every one of us can ask for. Just take one day at a time.

I'll be sending out some info on our CHD Walk after Christmas. Praying you and your family can come out and walk in honor of Tommy again this year.

Katie Columbia
cp:IsaiahColumbia (HLHS,DORV,Post Glenn twice after failed Fontan-July'08)

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
Double Inlet Left Ventricle with Transpostion of the Great Arteries