Monday, December 24, 2012

A Peaceful Christmas

Jilda decided to work today. She could have taken off,  but the military cottage at the healthcare facility was filled to capacity. Many of the soldiers were fresh off overseas tours, and haven't spent Christmas at home in years.
She has a soft spot in her heart for the guys and gals in the military. One of the newcomers who came to her class today was in a wheelchair. A road-side bomb robbed him of both his legs. It could have been awkward, but the group did chair yoga which worked out just fine. The group didn't expect her, so they were so thankful that she showed up.
I'm proud of the work she does there. I don't know how we will ever repay those folks. They have sacrificed so much.
While she was away at work, I checked our generator and bought a can of gasoline. You might think "That's odd, Rick. Why would you be doing that?"
Well, it's because it was warm enough to swim here today. Just after lunch I sat out the deck in the sun and blistered my face.
A cold front is marching toward Mississippi and Alabama, and some time tomorrow afternoon the temps will plummet from the 70s to the 40s. The weatherman says conditions are favorable for violent storms across the south.
I choose to believe they are wrong, and I'm predicting a peaceful Christmas for us all.


  1. Just want to say Merry Christmas.

  2. It's good to follow the "gut" instinct about weather. I sure hope it's a wonderful day for you and Jilda. Merry Christmas! We had a bit of snow today but that same storm is bringing more to us after the holiday...I so want a blistered face from the sun!

  3. Good to be prepared. The Lord has always said we need to be prepared in this life. But I, too, am praying for a peaceful Christmas for you.

  4. Wishing you and Jilda a wonderful Christmas!! Take care

  5. Merry Christmas! I think it's nice that Jilda decided to work :-)

  6. Oh Gosh I hope no storms cross your way. I was thinking about you when my stove caught fire today. Luckily my food was already cooked lol

    Merry Christmas to you and Jilda.
    Thanks for your kind comments and visits.:)
    Glad the boys are home for Christmas.Family and friends are glad to get them back even without a few limbs I am sure.
    Nothing like putting your arms around a loved one and know that he/she is finally safe again.

  7. Dear Rick, that was a beautiful post, I too have a soft spot in my heart for the guys in the military.;)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I would like to wish you likewise Happy Holidays.

  8. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Hi Rick, I found your blog thru Zuzana. You have some very interesting pictures and I admire Jilda for her dedication! Merry Christmas to you and yours from Indiana!


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