Thursday, December 24, 2009

A little talk

Summer is all dressed for tonight. It went a lot easier than I had anticipated. She had two dresses to choose from. Instead, she chose the dress she wore in her professional Christmas pictures last year. It fits and is very pretty so I saw no reason to dispute. She picked red tights over the black capris I picked. The shoes were a tough one because both of the black pairs in her room are too big. But, I finally found the ones she wore last year in the get rid of pile in my laundry room. She's lucky I didn't get rid of them already because Clint took a big box to Goodwill a week or so ago. Anyway, she is dressed and her teeth are brushed. We just had some chocolate covered pretzels that we made today. I hope all the chocolate is out of those back molars, but I'm not certain because we brushed her teeth in the dark. I'm too lazy to get up and turn on the office light right now. We've had Christmas movies playing pretty much all day, but then I cut it off because I was ready for a nap. That obviously isn't going to happen because she isn't tired and it is too late to bother at this point. Rock Band is calling our names.

After she got ready, she was talking about how pretty she was. Yes, she is confident about her looks. Somehow Clint going to the hospital came up and she said, "Yeah, I heard you talking." She seems perfectly okay with being away from us. She understands the hospital is far away since she went with us the other day. It was not a pleasant day and I am sure she never wants to go back to that place. She will be in the ever capable hands of Memaw and Nanny. Plus, she may get to visit her friend Willow and cousins some too. It is crazy because despite all of the holiday comings and goings, reality is still there. Daddy has cancer. Too her, it is no big deal. She had cancer too. And, she's fine. We are not dwelling on the fact that we are fighting what seems to be a never-ending war. We are making the most of our days. Living in the now.

Tonight a special visitor will come and brings lots of smiles to children across the globe. That is what we are focusing on in the now. That and the fact the God is the reason we have it all. I am so thankful for all the many blessings we have despite it all. Remember the reason for the season.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family!

P.S. Did I mention she loves to sing Christmas songs? Here's one I just heard: "Jingle bells, taco shells...." :)


Susie said...

Merry Christmas Jennifer to you and your family. Praying that this year will be a better year for your family, even though Clint has cancer. Christ is the reason for the season and he is with you all year long.

Krissy said...

Praying your family will soon see a life free of ANY cancer!
Merry Christmas Jennifer!

Anonymous said...

Hi Summer, hope that you had a great Christmas! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless


Kristi J said...

J, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. You have been through a difficult year with Summer's cancer, and with news of Clint's relapse. I pray this coming year will be a much better one; one of complete healing for both of them and great joy. It has to be terribly frightening going through such a time, with two you love so much are dealing with such a vicious sickness. But remember that when we are at our weakest, through Him we are strong. How often God tells His followers in the Bible, "Do not be afraid." It's said over and over, and what a gift to know that we have an incredible God who walks with us, carries us, and loves us so.

Bridgett said...

I love her confidence. :)

She's grown up so much in the past year.

Thinking of you guys, always!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.