Little Ian’s test results came back with great news!! His leukemia is NOT bi-phenomyopic. He has ALL Leukemia which is the best scenario. His surgery has been moved up to this morning and treatment will begin right away. Now let’s pray for successful treatment with little to no side effects. And I’ll keep you all posted.
So it’s 9:30 on Christmas morning and Katie just got up. Breakfast is still cooking and the boys are watching Casino Royale. Long gone are the days of being woken by two little kids who can hardly wait to go see what Santa brought them.
It’s much more relaxing this way, but it’s kind of sad, too. The contagious “magic” of Christmas morning as seen through the eyes of children is missing. In fact, it hardly feels like a special morning. Except for that we’re all in our Christmas jammies and the smell of a baking breakfast casserole and a roasting turkey is permeating the air. And there are stacks of presents waiting to be ripped opened.
So this year we’ll eat breakfast first and THEN open presents. And the whole time I’ll remember exactly why we’re celebrating Christmas in the first place.