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Friday, December 24, 2010

'Twas the Night before Christmas (my version)

So, you all know we're super sick here. I decided to share my email greeting and pic I sent out to family and friends this morning. Merry Christmas to all of you, my bloggy friends!!! We really appreciate all of your prayers and sweet comments the last few days!


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;


The Lysol was sprayed through the living room air;
in the hopes that St. Nicolas just wouldn’t care.


For each Bolton was sick lying awake in their beds;
while hallucinations from fevers danced in their head.


Daddy wore a mask, and I steamed the showers;
I just knew that this cough would keep us all up for hours.


Poor Ethen has been told that he has the flu,
and now Skyler is running a high fever too.


Mommy and Daddy aren’t doing any better.
That’s when I decided to sit down and write you this letter.


To family and friends who we’ll miss on Christmas Day:
We’re so sorry that this illness has kept us away.


Be glad that we’re not spreading our virus around,
because it’s awful, and impossible for anyone to sleep sound!


The swab tests confirmed it’s the swine flu times two,
and any smart Doctor would say Mom and Dad have it too.


We’re heading to the pharmacy to pick our meds,
and in a few days we’ll be feeling less dead.


So it’s obvious our Christmas hasn’t gone as planned.
But with the last few crazy weeks getting better is about all I can stand!


We’ve been hit hard, for whatever reason,
But I refuse to forget the true meaning of this season.


For God’s greatest gift was to send us his son.
I will try to remember that even though this flu is no fun!


For he died on the cross and suffered for more.
We can get past this illness, which in comparison, seems like such a small chore.


Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends!
We’ll see you soon when this flu comes to an end!





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3 Comments:

At December 24, 2010 at 2:59 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

You'll have to have a fun get together with family once everyone is back to normal. We're still weak and light headed here. Had to turn down a free meal this evening b/c we just didn't feel up to going.

Wishing you good health and soon!

 
At December 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Craig said...

You're sick and still sent this out. That's Christmas goodness in a basket. God bless you and yours. I have prayed. Merry Christmas when you get better. Now too, but, more merry when you can actually be merry.

 
At December 27, 2010 at 1:27 AM , Blogger Impulsive Addict said...

Oh no. This is awful news! I hope everyone is better now and was able to enjoy some Christmas cheer!

 

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