I hope that all of you have had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Although my husband and myself have had a nice time with family and friends - a few of our family members did not fare so well. A Christmas Eve snow squall blew through Mid Michigan from late afternoon through early evening - which made roads slick and snow covered. Many accidents and slide offs - one which included my husbands cousin from Portland. He is ok, kinda beat up from the air bag deployment, but his vehicle did not make it - totalled.
And then there was the Christmas Day accident involving my sister in law - as she and her family were leaving OUR holiday celebration to attend another, they were rear ended quite forcefully - putting her in the hospital with a fractured vertabrae in her neck. A definite over night stay with surgery is likely, since this is a chronic issue for her - she's just feeling better after a previous spinal surgery 2 years ago. We feel badly for her, and will probably end up spending at least one day this week visiting her. NOT a very fun way to spend Christmas. So say prayers and send healing to Cathy that she is back to her healthy self quickly.
As the day draws to a close, and we are all revelling in great gifts and great meals - give thanks for the great pleasures of family and togetherness as well. You never know when something can change it in a heartbeat. It touched our family this weekend - and I hope it is done.
Peaceful beading, now and in the year to come,