“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; the government shall be on his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Shalom (Peace)”. Isaiah 9:2-7
Merry Christmas from Seattle, Washington. Hope you and your families are having a veryMerry Christmas; one that has given you many memories to cherish.
We left home Thursday evening at 8:00 PM and checked into a hotel attached to the airport. It was -38C on Thursday and since our flight was leaving at 7:00 AM on Friday, which meant leaving home at 4:30 AM, we decided to be good to ourselves and spend the night in the city. We changed planes twice and arrived in Seattle at 3:30 PM. Grandson is a great traveler and kept us entertained between flights. The wheelchair services at all but one airport were excellent. They had wheelchairs waiting for me as soon as we got off the plane. Having this service available makes traveling so much easier. There is no way I could have made it from one gate to the next without this help.
We are having a wonderful time. It is so nice to spend Christmas with both our children, their spouses and our grandson. The weather in Seattle is spring like compared to the weather at home. It has been raining all day but we don’t mind.
This coming week will be spent sight seeing, shopping and “hanging out” together.
It has been a while since I wrote in my diaries. Life just got the better of me and I was not motivated to write. November was a busy month. My daughter celebrated her 34th birthday on the 12th. On November 25th I had an Open House for her so that she could display the jewelry she designs. To inspire people to shop for Christmas, I decorated both floors of my house the week before the party.
December was spent getting ready for Christmas and for our trip to Seattle. Even though at times I felt I would not accomplish all I needed to do, in the end everything got done.
The bone pain has become worse in the last two months. Most mornings I have to use the walls for support to get around my house which becomes very annoying. I saw No Name on December 12th and he has made an appointment for me to see a rheumatologist on January 6th. I am very cynical at this point and have no expectations concerning this appointment. After all the disappointing doctors’ appointments that I have had, I have very little faith that this one will be any different. Quite frankly, I have become accustomed to my daily companion called “pain”. If I woke up one morning with no pain I would think I had died and gone to heaven.
In closing I would like to wish you and your families a holiday season filled with happiness, peace and contentment.