Merry Everything!

Santa Claus brought Britton a bike for Christmas. She ran into our room at 7:30 am so so excited- it was “exactly what I wanted for Christmas” she exclaimed. She rode it on our steep driveway, fell into our knockout roses and decided she was best suited for the flat road.

Britton made her debut performance in the Cherub Choir at our Methodist Church. She sang We wish you a Merry Christmas and Silent Night. I am proud to say that she did not pick her nose or scabs. Whew.

Kenley loves playing the piano. Maybe she will have some of her great-grandfather Karl’s musical inclinations. He was the Dean of the School of Music at FSU and a concert violinist. I can’t even carry a tune.

This was Big Daddy’s Christmas gift. I commissioned my very very talented cousin Katie (SCAD graduate) to do an oil painting of Britton. I knew she was talented but it far exceeded my expectations. Thank you Katie!

All in all we had a wonderful Christmas! Surrounded by our family and having my husband and two healthy children- my “cup runneth over”.

I took this year as an opportunity to write each person in my immediate family, a letter telling each of them just how much they meant to mean. I think that now, 4 months later, I am realizing fully how our experience at Shands has changed my perspective. No day should be taken for granted, because in an instant everything can change.