Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my blog friends for your support throughout the past year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year.  May you all find the time to tell those you love just how much they mean to you.
For us, this Christmas is a mixed up one.  This past week has been a very difficult one for our family.  My mother underwent an operation for cancer, then Thursday we had to put our beautiful little boy Sammy to sleep after 17 years of unconditional love from him, and the following morning my husband suffered a heart attack.
Fortunately the wonderful doctors and nurses saved his life and he is actually coming out of hospital Christmas lunch time.  So this Christmas Day I will count my blessings and give thanks for still having my mum and husband around to share my life, and for the love I had from Sammy and the years of joy he gave me, even though I have a huge hole in my heart and the pain and loss is unbearable, my life is better for him being a part of it.
Best wishes to everyone.  I hope your Christmas is blessed with joy and love, and finds you surrounded by the people and pets you love.


  1. Sorry to hear your news, I hope that 2012 brings your family good health! I think what you say is true we should all count our blessings!

  2. Oh my word, I'm so sorry for all your news! Poor Sammy, it's sad when we loose our beloved babies. I hope your Mum is getting better and glad your hubby is on the mend now. Be strong, sending good vibes down to you. X

  3. Oh dear, what a heartwrenching start to Christmas. At least Sammy had a good long life, and I am so glad you Mum and husband are recovering. Let's hope 2012 is very positive for you. Happy New Year. Cheers

  4. Oh Julie... What a lot you have had to cope with! My heart goes out to you. How good to have your husband home so soon, and your mother at least through the surgery. You will miss Sammy, but you had done the right thing for him for so long, and now the 'final kindness', which I hope will give you some comfort.

    May 2012 bring many happinesses to you all.

  5. Thank you for all your encouraging comments.I do hope that 2012 will be a year of better fortune for you.