Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heros, kidneys and some Christmas

I have a young friend, Megan, who has a friend, seriously she is a young mom and is in need of a kidney. Megan gave her one of hers today. She is my hero. What an incredible gift! What an incredible sacrifice for Megan to make. Wow.
I also have a niece who received a kidney yesterday, a gift from a Donner who had lost her/his life. I'm so grateful to a family somewhere, who allowed the donation to take place. My niece has two little children and has been strapped to an in home dialysis's system, and was in need of this gift. Another Hero, only this one from the other side of the Veil.
I pray both young mother's bodies will except these kidneys. I know they still have a long road ahead of them.
Oh but, Megan really is my Hero.

Thought I would share a bit of home Christmas.
These old skates are some of my treasures. They are Uncle Glades Ice skates. He is 80 something. He grew up in the Stone House, and these were his skates as a boy. Remember my chicken coop? Well, the chickens "scratched" these skates up a few years ago. They were buried in their run. I am glad to have them and I wonder what else is buried under there.

Old wagon at the end of my sidewalk

This little door was the outside door to our attic before we remolded the house, an now it sits outside my front door. The bucket is home to our branding irons.

This nativity is in the spare bedroom where the grands play and sleep. They can touch it, and as you see, they do. lol Wow, someone needs to wash some windows.......

This nativity sits a top the computer desk in the dinning room. It's just like the one I got in Primary when I was 10. We wore mine out and I felt lucky to find another at the TS. This one shows the scars of air soft guns and a raging battle (which was not supposed to be fought inside...)gone Arie!

looking down the hall......we use these Santa hats and needed a place to have handy access

This is my "Walton-esk" tree in my living room. It still needs it's popcorn and cranberry garland.

This last picture is what I saw one morning on my walk, not far from where I park my car, which is only about a quarter of a mile from my home. Kinda weirded me out for a day or so....
Here's whats left of a cougar track after rain and fog. Its bigger than my hands can circle.

Hope everyone is enjoying Christmas preparations. Don't forget to read some Christmas stories, and watch some good Christmas movies. Maybe somehow in some small way we can be a Hero for someone this Christmas Season!

Carpe diem.......Seize The Day


Julie Harward said...

I hope you have a couple of good dogs with you as you go walking!
Love all that you have shared, the old door and skates, funny how those things mean so much to us as we get more mature! I got one of those paper nativities at age 10 too, mine finally got loved to death about 5 years ago! Have a great Christmas! :D

A Primitive Homestead said...

Wonderful photos you have shared with us today. Love your walton-esk tree. Your post hits home a bit for me. I have been having such problems with the kidney for some time. My biggest fear is getting to the point of needing another. It is so amazing both have gotten one. What a true gesture of love from your Megan & the other family. Prayers lifted up for complete recovey for all & comfort for the family who lost a loved one. Have a Merry Christma & Blessings!

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Hi Mercy! Your christmas decore is prim perfect!!!

Merry Christmas!

Carmen and the Primcats

Jessica said...

Kim told me about your ice skates. I love them! All your primitive Christmas decor is awesome. Merry Christmas!