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To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
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1 John 4: 9-10

Mom and Dad Happy Times.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year. We are staying home and might get a few snow flurries. I know many of my blogger friends are getting hit hard with snow. Be safe and send some our way.
Mom is in bed and my sister is watching TV. My son is out with is girlfriend. All is good. See you all next year.

13 comments:

  1. I hope you all have a lovely christmas too.
    I was thinking of you the other day
    A friend of mine who has his elderly Aunt living with him told me the other day they had an impromptu gathering at their house after church.
    While they were all sitting in the living room after coffee, laughing, his Aunt who seemed to not be noticing much said out loud.
    This is the Best Christmas Ever.
    I thought it was so sweet.
    Even though she wasn't sure of the day she knew she was having a nice time :)

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  2. Have a great Christmas, Karen.

    Linda Fisher
    http://earlyonset.blogspot.com

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  3. Karen,

    Glad you have your family surrounding you and mom. I learn so much from your blog. You warm and inspire us. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Carol Noren Johnson

    About my husband's dementia:
    http://plantcityladyandfriends.blogspot.com/
    My newly released book:
    http://www.gettingoffthenicenesstreadmill.com/

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  4. Peace, love and happiness to your family.

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  5. It was good to hear from you......I get concerned when you don't post for awhile. I'm so glad your sister is there with you.

    God's blessings to you and your family
    Merry Christmas and love,
    Dolores

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  6. So glad to hear that all is good.
    I would send you a little of our snow, but it is pretty much melted.
    I'm wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and much happiness in the new year.

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. Thank you everyone. I hope mom know's it is Christmas. The last few yr's. I put her gift in her lap and it just sits there. I show it to her than unwrap it for her. But maybe inside she knows. Merry Christmas so all .

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  9. Hope your Christmas is merry! I'll be working at my care giver job, helping the needy spend the holiday!

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  10. Karen,

    I found you blog via Victoria. When you have the opportunity read the following post http://thebunnysbungalow.blogspot.com/2009/12/mom-at-christmas-2009.html and note that I live in NJ.

    You are in my prayers.

    Merry Christmas.

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  11. Have a wonderful holiday Karen. Congratulations on losing a few pounds! That's quite an accomplishment at this time of year. Be well, and I hope your mom is well also. Enjoy your family.

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  12. Merry Christmas, Karen, and I pray you have more smiles than tears this season.

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  13. Till then my friend! Peace and be well.

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