I hope everyone had a merry Christmas. Things around here were pretty hard. We lost our baby on Dec. 5th, buried him on the 13th, and then had to rush DH's grandmother to the emergency room three days later because of a pulmonary embolism. She had just found out she had incurable cancer a few weeks earlier. The hospital treated her bloodclot but she had become so weak and sick from the cancer and the medicine for the bloodclot that she couldn't come home and went to a nursing home instead. I spent Christmas morning at the cemetery and the afternoon at the nursing home. She went to be with the Lord this morning, twelve days after walking into the hospital. I spent nearly everyday with her for the last six years so it's definately a little surreal to know that she's gone.
However, even though we've felt a little like Job lately, we've still had many blessings over this Christmas season. We've had an outpouring of support from friends and family and we are incredibly blessed for that. I've been reminded to lean on Jesus and not on myself, a lesson I seem to frequently forget. Our kids had a modest Christmas compared to last year but they didn't seem to mind at all and have thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas. My brother in law came home from out of state and it was really good to see him. Just many blessings all around.
This Christmas season has definately been a good reminder that God is good even though life isn't always great. And even in hard times we can and should count our blessings.