My mom, who my kids call Granny, got to have a house full of joy, noise, crafts, and excitement for her 63rd birthday weekend.
The kids told me they stayed up “really late” each night, had gluten-free @oreo and Grandpa’s amazing pancakes for breakfast, and got to play in the same backyard that I did as a child.
I don’t share much about it because I’ve hoped it would improve and go away, but for the last few years my mom has endured a mystery lung disease that has significantly changed her life. It was never in her plans to have an oxygen cord attached to her face 24/7 and for ordinary daily tasks to become such a chore. While she still has the same spirit, her endurance and vitality have changed.
We always #CelebrateAbsolutelyEverything
but after the year I’ve had and what she’s going through, it means a little more to me.
This Christmas I ask that as you are gathering with your families and your friends, that you would take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.
Someday, they may be all you have, so please don’t worry that they are social media worthy.
The point is not to take pictures to post, rather to take pictures for your future self to look back on.
PS. Don’t ever say a bad word about your appearance in a photo, you were created by God, who makes everything beautiful.
Prayers for Granny are always appreciated. 🙏