Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day



Christmas '08 brought with many blessings. I have been overwhelmed by the love and friendship that has flowed into my life over the past few days.

Some months ago I received a message from Spirit Son Jeremy telling me it was time to get in touch with a school friend Marie. We have managed to catch up only 2 or 3 times in the past 45 years. I telephoned her, promising that I would make the effort to visit as soon as possible knowing that she lives only hours from me.

Marie has experienced much pain in her life due to serious degeneration of the spine. Pain is her constant companion!

Having recently become the proud owners of their first computer she decided to develop new skills and record a Christmas album using family members. Husband Eric and wife Marie performed in a band and their three children all have natural ability making music their life. I received a copy of the CD in yesterday's mail.

The CD 'Christmas Angels' has been produced by Marie herself while the children and grandchildren all performed vocals. I was thrilled to receive a gift that touched me deeply. There is a particular song called 'Christmas Angel' in which Marie has written and performed the words and music. It came as a true gift from heaven!

Today we had a lovely day with 'The King's' family and it was with a deep sense of peace that we were heading home when I felt the area of my right breast only to discover that I have another breast lump.

As I look back on this day I wonder what will be most lasting memory?

Fortunately, I have an appointment with my doctor in Sydney for Tuesday. It was to be about my pain levels. Now! Who knows!!

10 comments:

mandy said...

Morning Chez....
Another Christmas over with....I do enjoy the day but my stress levels seem to sky rocket through the roof....
I`m praying ever so much that all will be alright with you...Keep us posted whatever you do....

Chez said...

Morning Mandy
Yes! I think I do understand what you say about the raised blood pressure and the increased stresses.
Funny thing but Christmas can sometimes bring out the best and the worst of us.
I am pleased to be able to have a relaxing day and get focused.
Enjoy you day whatever it is you decide to do..

Diane Rodgers said...

HI CHERYL, WE JUST GOT HOME FROM A WONDERFUL DAY AT OUR DAUGHTERS HOME AND OUR SON AND HIS FAMILY ALSO WERE THERE.-SOMEHOW THEY WERE ALL WELL ENOUGH TO GET TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS! WE WENT FOR BRUNCH AND ALSO FOR DINNER AND INTO THE NIGHT!
GLAD YOU HAD A PEACEFUL DAY WITH FAMILY AND THEN DISCOVERING ANOTHER LUMP ON THE WAY HOME....MY HEART JUST SANK READING THIS.

PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS-THOUGHTS-AND HEART. ONE MOMENT AT A TIME CHERYL-LIVE IN THE MOMENT- KEEP THE FAITH-LOVE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH WHATEVER COMES...

WILL BE IN TOUCH DAILY...MAY GOD KEEP YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS AND JEREMY KEEP SENDING HIS MESSAGES...

LOVE TO YOU MY FRIEND,
DIANE
XOX

Chez said...

Diane Rodgers

After all the worry and the children's sickness it is lovely to know that the family were able to be together on the day.

I am wondering how you go with family and whether you get the opportunity to collectively remember Matt. I know with my family they are different. Son Damian does not talk of Jezz much. The girls are different. Thankfully!

I must say that today has been a bit up and down. I actually ate chocolate after being so strict yesterday.

This afternoon I decided that it would not do me any good so I made myself a juice of carrots, celery, apple and ginger. Hope that can balance the scales once again.

Don't really know what to think but I am very glad that I have an appointment with Dr Fluhrer on Tuesday. He is the one that came to me in a dream and I suspect that it was Jeremy.

I do know one thing for sure. I could not do this on my own. I love the difference my friends make.

I will always be grateful to you and my few very special Angel Family Friends. I have also formed lasting friendships since I began Blogging and this is my therapy..

I was thrilled to hear that your day went so well. Lots of Love Chez

diane said...

Oh Chez what an awful end to a perfect day.I hope you can continue to be your strong self and see your way through yet another challenge in your turbulent life. I wish you all the best of luck in Sydney.

Chez said...

Evening Diane
Must admit that it has take me for a sixer this time..
Normally the challenges do not phase me too much.
I felt that I was beginning to made good choices for the first time in two years.
I am aware that it need not be sinister however my mind is not ready to believe that at this time.
Will check in with you in a little while to see how your Christmas with the family went..

Diane Rodgers said...

HI CHERYL,
I JUST FOUND THIS POST FROM YOU THIS MORNING. IT WAS WONDERFUL WE ALL WERE ABLE TO BE TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY!
YOU ASKED IF WE COLLECTIVELY REMEMBER MATTHEW... NO...SEEMS MY SON TODD AND HIS DAD AND REALLY EVERYBODY BUT MY DAUGHTER KERRI...CAN'T .... THEY HANDLE IT IN THEIR OWN WAY AND I KNOW HOW DEEPLY IT HAS CHANGED US ALL. JUST TOO PAINFUL BUT I WISH WE COULD SOMEHOW MAKE A TIME LIKE THIS OUR MATTHEW. TOGETHER....

PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY MOMENT CHERYL, AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOUR APPOINTMENT GOES WITH YOUR DOCTOR...
LOVE TO YOU AS ALWAYS,
DIANE

Chez said...

Morning sweet friend Diane from across the seas...

I must admit that it fills me with sadness when I spend too long thinking about how family members just appear to 'more on'.

Collectively we very seldom talk of Jezz and that is why the friendships with Angel Family members have been such an important part of the healing process. Blogging has also been very cathartic.

I find it interesting! Maybe it has more to do with us being 'Mothers'?

You take good care of you....

Sending your rainbows...

Chez said...

Oops! Diane as you have probably worked out should have read ad family members 'move on'

Chez said...

Diane I have just done a Post on BigBlog telling Carla's story if you are interested.

I do think on my Blogger I will have to go back to that time....

I am looking to keep this as a record for my children.

Thanks for sharing the journey..