Hospital Day #24 - 12/25/23 - Jesus’ Birthday!
We loved, loved, loved celebrating Jesus’ birthday with our family today. Since we couldn’t be home, our family came to us in person and on video chats. Christmas is such a joy to celebrate as we remember the amazing love of God in sending His Son Jesus into the world to make a way for the forgiveness of sin. O what love! (https://www.trustworthyword.com/christmas)
As our girls visited us, we enjoyed some entertainment (see L’s fun song!) with lots of smiles and laughs. The girls got to open some gifts at home first, then brought some of their other gifts to open with us in the hospital. The hospital had a delicious Christmas dinner that we got to enjoy together too! The girls enjoyed passing out the last few dozen Panera Bread gift cards that we had remaining.
A little over a month ago when Brittney’s carotid arteries started showing desiccation (tearing) and other irregularities, Brittney started thinking of a special gift idea for the girls and her mom. When Brittney and I dated, I gave her a special silver and gold “love knot” ring. Brittney was worried about her condition worsening, or becoming fatal, so she wanted me to find a similar gift for her mom and daughters to always remember her by. In recent days we were able to find a unique “mother-daughter love knot” ring that Brittney was able to surprise her mom and the girls with today. It was such a special and sweet moment of love between these ladies. Brittney overflows Jesus’ love in so many amazing ways :)
Brittney and I finished the day with a bit of Christmas movie watching together…Brittney even shared her fancy hospital bed! Thanks for your prayers for Brittney’s first day back on her 2nd blood thinners…things have gone great so far and we appreciate continued prayers for NO BRAIN BLEEDS and NO BLOOD CLOTS!
We hope and pray that you and your family had a great Christmas celebration as well. May we all realize and believe in the purpose of Christmas, to enjoy God’s witness of love and truth in His Son Jesus the Messiah.
“for this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice” (John 18:37 ESV)