Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Storms and thoughts of Christmas

I finally got a hold of my Mom today. She lives on the Oregon coast and was just "spanked" by the weather. It's a small town and most of the businesses were completely shut down. No back up generators or anything. Mom has a gas stove but, it takes electricity to run(weird, I know) They had a couple of days no power, no warmth or ability to cook food, no ability to get gasoline, etc. I couldn't reach her and was worried because she does have some medical issues and needs to be on medications as well as having access to heating pads, etc.

My Brother found out that they are having a boy and a girl after years of prayer and patience. He tried to tell her and couldn't get through to her either. Cell towers were immersed in water and land lines were down. She explained how hard the winds were and how everything was wrecked but, that she was scared to death because of the trees that were bending and falling...I'm glad they were safe!!

Got my Christmas cards and now have to finish filling them out. Shouldn't be too difficult. I'm excited for Christmas this year because it's Kaia's first. She missed her first Christmas by a day. She wanted to play with all the "pretties" at Grandma Val's house when we went over there over the weekend. I think for that reason alone, I'm gonna skip the tree this year. My apartment is so tiny, I really don't have a lot of extra money to go buy a gate and Kaia would be getting into the tree every second. It's just not worth the hassle and the there's no room! I will try to decorate the rest of the house so it's festive. I put some Christmas music on for Kaia and she liked some of it. I keep thinking about her in the future and almost picturing her and Christmas/her Birthday. I think she will love this time of year. She has plenty of people that love her. She will get to make memories with her familiy and friends at Christmas time and have her own traditions. She will get to celebrate another Birthday as well...it will definitely be "her" time of year. I always felt bad for kids that have Birthdays around Christmas and was bummed she was born so close to it. I think now though, that she has a chance to make her own. It will be fun to see her take on it as the years come.

That's what's up for today...

4 comments:

Jerinda said...

I'm so glad that your mom is okay.

Heather said...

Glad you was able to talk with your mom and she was okay!
I worry about Sam feeling like his birthday is getting lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I know that both you and I will go out of our ways to make our little ones know how special they and their special day is though!

Kitty said...

So glad your mom is safe! I think the fact that her birthday is the day after Christmas will actually be so great because it extends Christmas by a day and she will get more presents.Presents that she doesn't get on Christmas will really shock her when she gets them the next day when she's older!

Minilegs said...

thanks gals! I love you bunches!