Friday, December 24, 2010

Between the Chaos

"Between the chaos, life continues." ~Mama Hen Thank you very much to all my bloggy friends who have shown such love and support during such a scary time. My husband is still in the hospital and will be there for a while. Having Little Chick makes it important to keep the spirit going even when it is so tough. To say I am exhausted would be an understatement. Emotionally and physically. However, Little Chick deserves a Christmas filled with love and laughter and this is what we did today. We also made my mom feel special for her birthday yesterday. As hard as it may be, life must move forward between the chaos. My husband is making progress each day and was cracking jokes yesterday evening when I visited. This gave me a sense of relief. I hope you all have a beautiful holiday!
My mom's birthday! Little Chick helps her open a gift.
I did not have time to buy candles.
Little Chick's Pooh candle from when she was three did the trick!
Little Chick and my mom reading by the Christmas tree today!
My baby and me!
Getting ready for Santa! Of course he needs home made cookies!
We can't forget the carrots for Rudy and his pals!
Little Chick puts out Santa's cookies.
All set for Santa!
Santa has arrived!
Merry Christmas!


  1. Oh my, I have missed a couple posts and had no idea this had happened to your husband! I am outraged at how heartless people can be! Thank goodness he had God at his side that day! My heart goes out to you, you have a lot to deal with right now. I am praying for you and your family.... If theres someway I can help...I hope you and little chick have a very blessed Christmas! I love the pictures and i just adore her smile!
    Many blessings,

  2. I love it. Even in the chaos - you spread the joy. How wonderful!!!!This too shall pass and somehow you'll be stronger for it.

    Wishing you and your whole family many blessings this Christmastime and in the new year!


  3. Merry Christmas! You are a wonderful mother, you are an inspiration how you stay positive for your daughter. I hope despite all the tough circumstances, you and Little Chick have a memorable and special Christmas!! Xoxo

  4. It looks like you had one wonderful Christmas Eve/birthday party, and Little Chick was smiling in every picture. Here's to a job well done Mama Hen (even if I'm sure you had a million other things on your mind.) Oh, and I love how Santa remembered to bring some great penguin friends this year ;) Merry, merry Christmas Mama Hen. Your family is in my heart and thoughts. XOXOXOXO

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I know this has been and continues to be a difficult time for you. You inspire and encourage me with the strength you have. I will continue to lift your husband up in prayer for a complete and speedy recovery. I will also continue to lift you and your daughter up. May you have continued strength, peace and hope as your husband continues his recovery! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me. You are welcome anytime!

    Blessings, Candace

  6. What wonderful pictures! Each one made me smile, it looks like you have a wonderful family and you had fun, which is great. I am so happy that your husband is making progress, thats great. Keep being strong, and look after yourself too! xx

  7. Your mom looks great. Glad to hear hubby is making strides to getting better. I hope you had a wonderful day!

  8. What a wonderful celebration of Christmas Eve/Christmas day. It looks like Little Chick had a wonderful time! I'm relieved that your husband's getting better, even if it's little by little. Merry Christmas my friend, my prayers are with you today!

  9. What a relief to hear that your hubby is fine. you are such a brave wonderful person.I love you all.
    The family picture looks marvelous

  10. Hey Mama Hen,
    Been thinking about you, even told my sister's tonight at Christmas dinner about how society abandoned your hubby for the most part. So very sad.

    I know the exact feeling your dealing with the exhaustion; mentally and physically. I went through this when Dennis got diabetes and was put into the hospital for 3 days. Taking care of my son, Savannah and a sick husband, while working...holy smokes. So I know you must be tired beyond belief. For you to still throw a bday gathering for your mom to feel special and make life still move on for your bundle of joy, wow! Your an amazing young mom! God bless you.

    I will continue to pray for your husband.

    Hugs, Viola

  11. Oh, Mama Hen, I've been away and am stunned with what all you and your family have been through recently! I hope your mom is doing better with managing her pain and I will say a prayer that your husband's health is restored. How terribly frightening an experience that must have been for him! Tell Little Chick those cookies sure look tasty. There's an old gospel song that says, "Hallelujah, anyhow..." Well, I say "Merry Christmas, anyhow!" Wishing you all peace, joy and happiness in the New Year. Love, E

  12. Soooo glad he is doing better and you were able to enjoy some holiday time. Hope he gets home soon and you can breathe a sigh of relief again. Thinking of you....

  13. I am so happy to hear he is doing better! I am glad that you all had a nice Christmas eve celebration. The pictures are great, we left out carrots for Santa's reindeer too LOL! Christmas is so magical when you see it through a child's eyes! Hang in there, this to shall pass!

  14. I'm glad you gave her a wonderful Christmas, despite everything that happened. Praying that your husband comes home soon!

  15. You're so kind and thoughtful - making a magical Christmas for LC a reality in between the chaos. Amazing love. So glad to hear your husband was cracking jokes and you felt some relief.



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