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Old 11-13-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mgramsey View Post
Happy Pines day everyone. Welcome to the "most wonderful time of the year". Temp was 16 when I left home this morning. It felt great. We had snow showers last night but no real accumulation.

Our family is meeting with Hospice today about placing mom in the hospice house. She doesn't want to go which makes it even more difficult. She is a fighter but doesn't have much time left.

We are struggling with knowing that mom's death is soon while the Christmas season is starting. We certainly know that, because of what Jesus did for us, mom is going to a far better place and the sorrow we have is for us, not her. Our family still intends to celebrate Christmas. How can we not celebrate what God did for us at Christmas? This Christmas season will be different but we will try to keep our focus on what Christmas is really about; "for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord..."

Thanks for letting me vent and give myself a pep talk. Have a blessed day all.
Sending big hugs & prayers your way. I'm so sorry you are going through this.
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Originally Posted by frostythesnowman View Post
well christmas is on hold right now..i lost my cousin last week he was only 41.. would of been 42 on christmas day..just can"t believe he is gone..
So sorry to hear this. Bet you had some good times together.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mgramsey View Post
Happy Pines day everyone. Welcome to the "most wonderful time of the year". Temp was 16 when I left home this morning. It felt great. We had snow showers last night but no real accumulation.

Our family is meeting with Hospice today about placing mom in the hospice house. She doesn't want to go which makes it even more difficult. She is a fighter but doesn't have much time left.

We are struggling with knowing that mom's death is soon while the Christmas season is starting. We certainly know that, because of what Jesus did for us, mom is going to a far better place and the sorrow we have is for us, not her. Our family still intends to celebrate Christmas. How can we not celebrate what God did for us at Christmas? This Christmas season will be different but we will try to keep our focus on what Christmas is really about; "for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord..."

Thanks for letting me vent and give myself a pep talk. Have a blessed day all.
I hope it all settles for your mum and your whole family. I will be making this decision soon too with a very independent and determined mother that has had a few falls and isn't steady on her feet anymore. She was so active all her life and is so frustrated that her body is failing her that she tries harder and harder and doing more damage. My heart bleeds for you all. keep us posted on your progress, your insights can help us.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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So sorry to hear this. Bet you had some good times together.
thanks virginia..yeah we had some good times together..we where very close..he was my best friend virginia..
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:58 PM
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My granddaughter and I just got back from the mall and met the REAL SANTA (a real white beard too)! He was not too busy since we know that the kids don't start really visiting him this early so we had a nice long conversation. He is not there for a job just to make extra money playing Santa, he is like all of us here at MMC who loves Christmas year round. He had a really sharp looking Santa suit that I wish I could have taken a picture of him with my camera but they are in the business to sell photos which I understand. I am waiting until I get the 3 grandchildren together before I pay to have it done. That is the first mall Santa I have met that is really good for the role! I felt we could have talked for hours and hours but after about nearly 20 minutes or so some kids showed up so we on. I invited him to MMC and I hope he will join us soon. He had some really wonderful stories to tell and I will wait for him to share them here with us. One of them will be about his Alaskan Cruise he plans to take to visit North Pole, Alaska.

We had a great day looking at all the decorations at the mall and of course, our visit with Santa!!!
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Mgramsey, I am so sorry to hear and will be praying! I know this is a tough time for your family. Please know we are all here for you!

Virginia, praying for your mom as well.

Frostythesnowman, so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying!
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Frosty & Mgramsey - Praying for you and your families.
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Originally Posted by frostythesnowman View Post
well christmas is on hold right now..i lost my cousin last week he was only 41.. would of been 42 on christmas day..just can"t believe he is gone..
So sorry to hear this Frosty!
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Originally Posted by jennifer91 View Post
Happy Christmas season, everyone! I hope that everyone has a wonderful & blessed season this year on MMC, with family, and with friends! Let it be the best one yet!

This time of the year, I am so thankful for MMC. I have 'met' so many wonderful people here. We are all so very different but share one common interest which brings us all together - it's great!

I remember last year I was so down in the dumps as soon as the evening hours approached on Christmas. I know that it was still Christmas Day, but I was finally facing the fact that it was almost all over. It's hard to look forward to something for months and months and then for it just to end. That's why Christmas Eve has been and always will be my favorite day of the year. The anticipation of Christmas is the best feeling ever. Anyway, I can remember when it hit midnight and I was seriously feeling so down. I logged on here and chatted with some of you who were feeling the exact same way. Most people really have no idea what the feeling is that we experience because they simply do not care about Christmas the way that we do. I started the countdown in my head even though it was a long 364 days away.

This time of year for me is filled with fun, excitement, joy, and anticipation. It's nice to share it with people outside of my family who truly appreciate it as much as I do! Heck - I get excited over wrapping paper, guys. I buy it like it's going out of style. I think I have enough wrapping paper at this point to last me 12 years.

Now that the season has officially 'kicked off' I really need to start my shopping and decorating! The decorations are coming out this weekend and the lights are going up - woo hoo!

Have a GREAT day, everyone!!
You made me smile, Jennifer. I'm happy for you that you have found MMC, and I hope that you will have the best Holiday Season ever!

Originally Posted by whitney37354 View Post
I'm getting in the Christmas Spirit! I've started shopping for gifts, wrapped what I can, & this morning I reserved a room for DH & me for our 20th wedding anniversary on the weekend before Christmas. We were married on December 18, close enough to Christmas!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding anniversary! 20 years sound amazing, and I must say what a magical time of Holiday Season is to get married. ^^ Lovely.

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Good morning, friends!!

Happy Pines Day!!

It is a chilly 21 degrees here, with light flurries ❄️ So pretty!!

I work the rest of the week, and have the weekend off =] Very excited about that.
Decorating the trees then! Yay!!! 🎄
And then, getting the rest of the decorations out.
We will do the village last, it is quite the undertaking!!

When are you guys decorating?

It was so nice to welcome the season with you all last night- talk about Christmas magic.

Hope you all have a blessed day!!

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It sounds like a very exciting weekend is approaching to you. ;]

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Good evening to all! Hopefully you had a good day. I had my last fieldtrip this semester. It was so much fun although I got my feet wet and cold again but it was worth it. I have been running through the forum posts now and I could actually feel the increasing excitement of upcoming season through my laptop screen. All these posts made me smile and dream about making every Holiday super special when I will have my own family. Sorry if it sounds too nostalgic but that was what I immediately thought about. ^^ Have a relaxing and warm evening everyone. Best wishes!

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One of my favorite carols is playing! It's extra special because it has my name in it, lol!
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