I will be home for Christmas. With my two kids. And two....no make that three.....dogs. One bird. One Lizard. Zero husband. John got called to work! It's a bummer, it will be our first Christmas apart since getting married. It's good too because the bills aren't going to pay themselves, and despite what the general population believes about military pay and retirement....it's not glamorous. Things are going to be tighter than ever for us while we get settled into this new routine.
Because of my diagnosis, my healthcare is changing and it's not "free" like they try to tell us. I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer here, I rarely do that, but I am a little anxious about making this transition into Johns REtired life, on retirement pay, less coming in, and more money going out than previously. It seems wrong! There may even come a day when my treatments aren't totally covered and we can no longer go that route. That may happen also because at some point my body is just not going to respond anymore. Or side effects get so bad I have to stop. But I guess it is what it is.
I know that my Heavenly Father is still seeing fit to bless us. In many ways. And I am eternally grateful for that! For HIM!
If only I were healthy and could work to contribute. I am scared and a little embarrassed to even say it, because I should have done it a long time ago, but maybe it's time for me to write one of those books I have been wanting to write. not that it will make me rich quick, or slow....but it might help. IF I can get it written and then published, then sold. hahaha Seems like a daunting task.
I will pray on that.
In the mean time I am waiting for brochures from the BioCare Hospital in Mexico. I would really love to go there, but still researching and will then have to raise funds!
On a lighter note, I am happy to see Damon so excited for Christmas. It's fun to see it through his eyes. My kids and I will have a nice quiet Christmas at home. We will take pictures and make happy memories. It will be fun. I hope we have nice weather...meaning, I hope it snows.
I love nothing more than snow on Christmas Eve and day. It's so pretty!
Well, I love my husband and kids more than snow on Christmas, but you know what I mean right?
I want to just thank my Heavenly Father for blessing me and my family so abundantly even through our medical and financial trials.
May you all be Blessed this Holiday Season, whatever your holiday is.