Monday, January 20, 2014

A Christmas Surprise for Granna

We had a fun little Christmas exchange with our cousins and besties…great tradition to start.
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For some reason this year, I just couldn’t get into the Christmas spirit. I missed my Mama- who was having radiation therapy in Houston (the radiation made her VERY sick), I battled the flu for a week, the kids took turns getting sick. I was just OVER the weather/holidays and wanted to fast forward to 2014. (Such a crummy attitude, I know…don’t worry, I snapped out of it eventually).

I decided to do something special for my Mom. She was pretty depressed that her house wouldn’t be decorated for Christmas including NO TREE…so, I gathered my little helper elves and made a whirlwind 24 hr trip to Waco to spread some cheer at my parents house.

The minions were in charge of the baby tree…
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…while I attacked the main tree
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It wasn’t much…
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…but it was SOMETHING 
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The kids really got into it. They understood exactly why we were there, in Papa and Granna’s empty house, putting up all those decorations. It was a very special time.
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Granna finished up her radiation on December 23, and started the 3 hour trek home with Papa. When she walked into the house, my Dad said she sobbed for 30 straight minutes. I would have LOVED to have seen that! My sweet Mama tears up every time she talks about our special Christmas surprise.

Next up, Christmas in Waco…
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Special moments we have to treasure. Continue to have rhose special moments to share

Tracey's Life said...

Not only are you a good daughter, Mama and wife - you have class and you have heart. God bless you

Chey-Anne Smart said...

That just made me SOB!!!

Girl Child said...

Totally just got teary.. I've missed you! I didn't even know I liked your blog so much until you took it away from me! lol Praying for you and mamasita.. crappy times..

Liz said...

Oh Suzanne! That is awesome! It made me misty!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see you back and relieved to hear your Mom has a break to regain some strength. Blessings for your family in 2014.

Anonymous said...

I just welled up reading this ... Bless you Suz xx. Marie

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see you back - I was worried about and praying for you and your mama.

~Shelly~ said...

How very special~memories to remember forever!

Mel said...

Oh Suzanne I know your Mom was so excited. Last year I came home from the hospital after yet another surgery and JoLee had decorated my casa. It was such a blessing and you blessed your mom in the same way. You guys all remain in my heart and thoughts and especially prayers at least daily. Love you all mucho, Mel
ps so glad you shared as always

Anonymous said...

Suz, you are so special to me, I have always felt a connection to you. I lost my mother 3 years ago, 6 days before Christmas. This season is now very hard for me. So glad you went and decorated your parents house. Bless you. Will pray for peace and comfort for all of your family and wisdom for her physicians. Much love for a special for 2014
Kathy Baker bakertx8@aol.com Amarillo

Jen said...

This is just beautiful! Praying for your sweet mom!

Island Baby said...

You are a precious daughter to do such a thoughtful Christmas surprise for your mama.

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