Still a Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

My family had a great Christmas despite a few bumps in the road. Shane and I were going to spend the holiday with my bro and his family. Mainly because it was Arnold’s first REAL Christmas (his first Christmas was last year but he didn’t really understand what was going on) and we were all very excited to see how he was going to react to everything.

But of course that didn’t happen. Arnold got pneumonia and was admitted to the Children’s Hospital here Tuesday evening. Very crappy. He was very uncomfortable and sick and it killed us all to see him in such pain and discomfort. But he did get excellent care and the nurses even gave him a night pass for a few hours so he could spend Christmas Eve / Morning with his family. That was very nice. He should be getting out for good this evening. He is quite the little trooper and we are very proud of him – I guess his big sis taught him a thing or two.

It would have been very easy for us all to take on the “Christmas is ruined” attitude but overall it was still a very nice Christmas. We wish Arnold could have been feeling better and not suffering like he was. But we all realized pretty fast that there were a lot of kids in that hospital that had it very bad and would not be getting “night passes” or even the chance to go home anytime soon (or sadly worse).

As with most things in life, you usually don’t have to look too far to find someone who has it worse that you – so you always need to be thankful for what you have. In our case, we have a wonderful family that had a great time together and got through a less than pleasant experience all the stronger / closer.

I hope you all have a holiday that brings you closer to the people you love the most!!!

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