Monday, December 22, 2014

My Favorite Christmas Memory

Red poinsettia plant in basket

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 My favorite year was 2008 when on Christmas day my husband came home from the hospital after open heart surgery  (a quadruple bi- pass surgery). His surgery took place on the eighteenth of December. It was a six and a half hour long surgery when they had to stop his heart and use a heart - lung machine so they could work on his heart. I remember that very well, when I kind of collapsed with happiness when the social worker told us my husband is safe and is in the critical care unit. When I saw the surgeon later that evening I did not have enough words to thank him. That week we were going crazy making back and forth trips to the hospital as his recovery was taking longer than expected. There were days when we would be happy with our three year old grandson wishing everyone Merry Christmas and there were days when we were worried about my husband's heart rate and his other numbers. Even on Christmas Eve we were not certain as to when he would be coming home. Then finally on Christmas day the doctor gave an OK for my husband to come home. That morning our home was not as clean as I would have liked it to be and I did not have a lot of fancy food, but our home had our whole family. My husband, my two sons, my daughter, my daughter in law and my grandson were all on the table eating whatever was there. Simple healthy food. That year is still in my memory. We will always be grateful to God.

Holiday Homecoming Basket of Plants

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a most precious gift you were all given that year. :)

fishducky said...

You got the only gift that REALLY mattered!!

joeh said...

That is a good memory.

Janie Junebug said...

Home = Family

Thanks for hopping with us.

Love,
Janie

Cherdo said...

Thank you so much for sharing your favorite memory. Merry Christmas - be safe and God bless.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I know some of those feelings. My Mom's heart surgery was on Dec 18th,(many years ago)... it is a tough ride for all. So glad he got home and had his family around him!

Merry Christmas!!

Geo. said...

It was 2006 when I had a tumor removed from inside my heart. It took 3 months before I could return to work. We are so lucky to live in a time when heart-lung machines can permit this kind of operation. I hope all has gone well since and hope your family's future is bright.

Rick Watson said...

That's a great Christmas story.
Thank you.
R

Inger said...

I am so happy for you and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Sherry Ellis said...

I'm sure it was a huge relief to get the news that the operation was successful!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

yaya said...

What a wonderful gift! I wish you many more years of good health, happiness and happy Christmases!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Thank goodness your husband was okay, and finally able to make it home for Christmas! I'm sure that everyone was
overcome with joy to spend the holiday together! Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story, Munir! Merry Christmas, and a happy & healthy New Year!

Julie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Chatty Crone said...

Glad your husband was okay!

Just stopping by to wish you a very blessed Christmas!!

The Purple Assassin. said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Adhi Das said...

Wishing you a very happy & Prosperous New Year.. Thanks for all the support! Keep writing! Keep lighting!… BEST PRAYERS FOR FUTURE!!

Launna said...

What a lovely memory Munir... I hope you had a wonderful holidays this year with your family and friends ♡

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir - definitely a special memory .. the memory of family, especially your husband - a grateful time ... best of times for 2015 - cheers Hilary

DEZMOND said...

hope your hubs is well now! As someone who has heart problems myself I know how it is and how helpless you feel