Saturday, December 25, 2010

From Our Family to Yours

To all our family and friends,

On behalf of Mom, we send our love and best wishes to all of you on this Christmas day.  We are so grateful to have such a wonderful, loving, supportive group cheering her on during this challenging time.

She made it through her first week of treatment with courage and perserverance.  We are so proud and impressed by her strength.

Mom is having a restful holiday at home, with frequent "pop-in" visits from family.  Margaret's family made the journey from Long Beach earlier in the week and were able to have their time with both Margaret and Mom.

Yesterday evening, Tom and his family brought dinner to her and celebrated Christmas Eve in a quiet gathering at the house.  My girls and I went to early Mass this morning and stopped in for a quick visit to wish her a "good morning".  We will go by later today and share our Christmas meal with her.

Tom's Golden Retriever, Libby and Katie's Border Collie, Bacall - have been stopping in to lend their support to Mom as well.  Pet Therapy can be very comforting to those that aren't feeling so well.  We are fortunate to have such awesome, well-behaved great-grand dogs that have be-friended Mom.

Bacall & Libby waiting to offer some Pet Therapy

Awhile back, Margaret and I were referred to as being Mom's wardens!  We do tend to be a bit protective of her ...... she is quite precious to all of us.  Margaret's daughter, Kim gifted both of us with official Warden caps.

The Wardens and their Charge
We wish all of you safe travels and a very, very blessed Christmas.



  1. Grandma,
    The girls and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. We love you and miss you very much.

    Mary Frances

  2. was great to talk to you tonight, I wish there was a way to all be together! We are looking forward to bringing the baby when she gets here to see you! I am not travelling with work for the next couple of weeks, as we are hoping she will be here soon! She is going to be one spoiled little girl, I think she has more clothes then she can even wear in her first 6 months! We had a fun Christmas with mom and the family...playing games as we usually do when we are all together! It gets a little loud and obnoxious at times! It's nice to come home to my very quiet house! I love you and will talk to you again soon! Merry Christmas to all of you down there in Napa...

  3. Hi Grandma,
    It was great seeing you in Napa and again via Skype yesterday. I love the picture with the hats - mom and Pattie should wear them at the hospital, too!

    By the way, Paula was a little jealous of my sparkly wreath...good thing I didn't show her the tree! :)

    Love you,