I’m sitting in a hospital bed right now, typing this on my phone. My older son had his tonsils removed today and thankfully by now we are both okay and smiling again.
We are stuck here for another couple of days, so I wanted to check in with you.
It has been a rather harrowing experience letting my baby be wheeled off into the OR, but as I said, he’s fine. Still, not something I want to do again any time soon.
I am proud of my little man who was described as a “model patient” by the OR personnel and is very brave despite the pain he is in.
Christmas is around the corner, and now that the operation is over – having hung over me like a dark cloud for the past weeks – I finally start to be a bit excited about it.
Not that Christmas is my favorite holiday, if it were only me, I’d just ignore it and move on, but for the boys it is a huge thing (as it should be!) and I can’t wait to see their faces when the tree is lighted up, the gifts gleam under it and we sing carols as loudly and out of tune as possible.
This year we decided to not give them a number of small things, but just one for each. The one thing that they really want but think they never get since it is a big wish. For Paul it is a big Lego spaceship, for Niki a wooden store for playing salesman (I’m sure there is an English word for it, but I can’t find it right now, sorry) and selling his brother all kinds of wooden things for inflated prices. 😉
I find my fix for something beautiful this year not in all things smelly, but in the rich colours and textures of Hermès. I love spending the copious downtime I have here at the hospital browsing through images of scarves, bags and all kinds of pretties the orange house does so well.
Will I find something under the tree?
M has shown his generosity in NYC already of course, but maybe, just maybe I found a little something else for myself that I have coveted and searched for for years… maybe. 🙂
What are your plans for the coming holidays?
Will you be with family of friends?
Is Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza or…) important to you?
Is there something beautiful and special for you under the tree this year?
As I type this, I am once more overwhelmed with gratitude for the life I have. The removing of filial tonsils is the worst of my worries and for that I am thankful.
I wish you a blessed holiday, as much fun, friends and food as you can take and as much luck, love and happiness as you can get.
And I wish you beauty all around you. It is what sustains our souls in the end.