Monday, December 29, 2008

What the world needs now

Because my mother in law remains in the hospital, though much improved, thanks, in no small part I believe, to all your heartfelt good wishes and prayers...

Because I just learned that my dear cousin's 34-year-old sister-in-law unexpectedly died in her sleep at her parents' home on Christmas morning...

Because Christmas, for all the joy it brings (and it DOES bring joy), is hard and tiring work...

Because of all the things that prevent us from enjoying Christmas like we did when we were children, isn't it true that we could ALL use just a little bit more cute in our lives?

Of course it is.



You're welcome.

Now go pour yourself a big ole rum and egg nog as a thank you to YOU for once again making holiday magic happen for the ones you love. I'll be back soon with a real post - promise!

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29 comments:

April said...

I'm SO sorry to hear about your cousin! My heart goes out to her parents.
And my best wishes continue to go out to your MIL and the rest of your family.
The cute helps.

Melissa said...

Look at those eyes! And lashes...he is going to be a heartbreaker...

I hope your mil continues to mend and my condolences on your cousins sil. I can't even imagine...

Brittany said...

Wow. SO sorry to hear about your cousin's sister-in-law. That is terrible! Prayers to them!

Hope you have a wonderful New Years week. LOOK at that photo- isn't he a doll! :)

Mandy said...

My goodness, what a holiday season you've had. I sincerely hope your MIL turns around soon (and is out of hospital). My condolences on your cousin's SIL.

I too wish to be a kid again on Christmas.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

More prayers for your family are on the way.

Oz said...

That's a great shot!

I'll keep your mother in law and family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kat said...

Prayers for your entire family.

And cute pic. :)

Laura said...

Sending hugs, prayers and thoughts to everyone.

for a different kind of girl said...

Prayers go out to all those in your circle right now.

And my, but he's a perfect slice of adorable!

wheelsonthebus said...

just catching up and sending good vibes

Mom On The run said...

I was wondering where you were. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL and your cousin's SIL. I hope that the New Year is happier for you.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Being an adult is hard. I agree.

That is so sad about your cousin's sister-in-law. I'm so sorry. I hope your mother-in-law continues to improve.

And thank you for sharing that picture. Too adorable. The world definitely needs more of that.

flutter said...

LOL! I love how kids have no pretense about eating politely...he is such a doll

She said...

What a tragic loss! I'm so sorry!

And that boy is sooooo cute!

Meli said...

I'm so sorry for all that you are going through.

But that picture rocks!

Karen MEG said...

That is terrible news about your cousin's SIL... tragic! Hope your MIL gets out of hospital soon ... it is not the best place the best of times, but over the holidays, just ugh.

What is going on this Christmas? I am trying so hard not to be bitter. Little Graham there is helping lots.

Hugs to you too...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What sad news. I'm sorry for your family's loss.

Thanks for the daily dose of cute.

jen said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. for you, for your family.

Whitenoise said...

Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and the cousin's SIL. I know how it is- my dad has been in and out of Emerg for the past week with a failing heart.

SciFi Dad said...

Just getting back to the land of the blogging.

I am sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope she heals soon, and that the doctors can keep her comfortable in the interim.

Badness Jones said...

Thanks for the cute. I've heard an awful lot of Christmas sadness out in the bloggy (and real) world this year. I'm so sorry for your cousin and all of her family.

xo Sarah

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh Kelly, I am so sorry.
and thank you for his sweet face, don't our children just bring such joy into our days? Lovely.

Heather said...

My Uncle's mother fell and hurt herself and her son died on Christmas Eve. Not a good day for their family. It's too bad that things like this happen on Christmas, but I suppose death doesn't care.

Glad to hear your mother in law is improving.

caramama said...

Thanks, I needed that! He is so adorable, too.

So sorry about your MIL and your cousin's SIL!

If only I could have some rum... The things I give up to carry a child!

Damama T said...

Oh, sweetie. What a horrible bunch of misery your family is facing. I'm so sorry. I will join the others in praying for all concerned.

Thanks for the cuteness fix. You are right - we could all do with a lot more of it in our lives.

Merry post-Christmas and Happy pre-New Year

JCK said...

Oh, that is horrible about your cousin's SIL. What happened? She was so young!

Thank you for the picture of pure cuteness.

Happy New Year to you!

kbreints said...

His eyes are just to much.. how do you ever say no?

I hope that the new year brings some good news to your life...

...be safe this holiday!

Woman in a Window said...

Oh my. My best to your family. Hopefully 2009 holds us peacefully at times.

Jaina said...

Adorable picture. I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin's sister-in-law.