Sunday, 29 November 2015

Holiday cheer - feeling better!

Cluny, born May, 2015
I'm still not feeling very good, but thanks for your well-wishes.  Hubby is a fabulous nurse who is either paying it forward, or paying me back. I am grateful and slowly getting over this bronchitis.

I have to get healthy for when our kids come to visit next week. They are traveling from Vancouver, 4500km or some such, to visit us all! Or course we love seeing our adult children when they live 'away', we pick up where we left off, but we still have to bond with new grandkids and show them our unconditional love. Time passes so quickly for them.

My son, DIL and our in-laws from the other branch of the family have been wonderful sending photos for us. Cluny is granddaughter #3!

I figured how to be a long-distance grandmother with Josephine, now turning age 8 next month! We Skyped, since phone calls didn't quite do it. They'd hunker down in the computer room, with snacks for the kids who might get bored, and hung out for a few minutes. It was great!

Grandpa was sent a Mickey Mouse hat and gloves by his friend who went to Disney World. I taped a video of our Skype chat.

You can see Josie in the chair, looking from the screen to her mommy, 'What's up with grampa?'
This was so much fun!

Hootin' Annie

What can I do for my fellow human beings? 

This should be the question. There is much to be gained from loving those who are less fortunate, and need our help. This spirit is alive in this country, where we have seen the arrival of many refugees in a slow tide of love and compassion. Imagine living across the ocean from loved ones. Not only this, but they live for YEARS in refugees camps.

Here is a feel good photo:
Good for Calgary! Reuniting Syrian refugees with family in the city. This woman was a refugee 7 years ago. This is her nephew. Her mother and father arrived, as well.
It has been a private struggle that at times seemed endless. Yet Terez Khazaka never gave up hope that one day she would see her mother and father again. "A lot of…

Having grown up in multicultural Toronto, we have learned how to embrace those of different faiths.
We require a changing in thinking, like this example.

Hootin' Annie is a powerful blogger, with a large following. She presented a challenge. This is my feel good post -to that end. I was inspired by a repost of Dunham Elementary School's message.


Out To Pasture said...

Thank you for my morning chuckle, Jennifer. The Mickey Mouse skit had me singing along. Very cute granddaughters!

Whenever I get a cold or lung infection, I force my temperature up and that seems to help burn the bugs off. (Likely professionals would scoff at this but it seems to work for me.)

I also sympathize with the Syrian refugees. Such unimaginable hardship and terror!

Hilary said...

LOL.. that's hilarious. I was singing right along with you.

M-I-C - C you real soon..

K-E-Y - Y? Because we like you!

M-O-U-S-E. :)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
glad there are improvements in health - and nothing beats laughter as medicine! Lovely shot of the reunion; and that "to do" list is great!!! YAM xx

Red said...

We also have to mix with all people. Wards are not enough. I'm sure you know the satisfaction of actually communicating. We must make sure that we don't ostracize the new people.

Powell River Books said...

I've only tried to use Skype once for an interview. That was it, but I know lots of people like it. I grew up in the Los Angeles area so it was very multicultural, but I'm not sure that helped people be more tolerant. - Margy

William Kendall said...

Cluny is a cutie!