Monday, 24 December 2012

A Very Hapy Christmas

To all my friends
Who have allowed me to be a part
Of these last months

And who
Have 'been there' for me
And encouraged my every effort

I wish you all a happy and blessed
A time of joy and 
Wonderful peace be yours

I will still be in hospital
I am happy about this as I am not well enough
To go home

The family are bringing in 
Christmas Lunch
And have arranged to visit
And that is good!

It has all given me quite a different perspective 
I have met some wonderful people
Other patients and their relatives
And have been privileged 
To be with them at difficult times in their lives!
I see a 'purpose' in this
Time apart
Which makes it all OK

My thoughts and good wishes
Are with each one of you
My dear, dear
Blogging Friends

Be Blessed


  1. Oh, darn. I am so sorry you are still there. I am happy you have a lot of support and people looking after you. I do hope you are feeling better and get your strength back soon. Thinking of you! Merry Christmas!

  2. And a very Merry Christmas to you Joan! May your time there pass swiftly, and you be healed enough to home and continue your healing. I wish you love and peace, and a much better new year!!!

  3. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog - you are not too late for the giveaway. You have until next Sunday, 12/30. And if you win, I'll mail to the UK. Sorry to hear you'll be hospitalized over Christmas, but hope you feel better real soon! Merry Christmas!

  4. Continued rest and time to be well Joan. Thinking of you and caring.
    May Christmas Blessings be yours . . .

  5. I'm so sorry to hear you are still not well and are stuck in the hospital for Christmas. Hope they are treating you well and you'll be out and about in no time.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! You are in my prayers.

  6. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you, Joan and wishing you a peaceful and loving holiday. I am glad that you are surrounded by loving family and support. Hugs to you. xx

  7. Blessings to you, Joan and a Very Merry Christmas. Here's hoping you will be home shortly after the New Year. God has you there for a purpose- I bet you are cheering up a lot of those around you- xo Diana

  8. Wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas too. I admire you for seeeing positive things in being in the hospital! But hope you will be home soon. Groetjes, Gerda

  9. I am so sorry you are still in the hospital, but your attitude so wonderful! Perhaps there is someone you are meant to meet or cross their path. Or vice versa. Many blessings to you this Christmas and may God look down and completely heal you!!!

  10. Get well soon Joan. Naddolig Llawen.

  11. Dear Joan, I hope you get all well super fast and are home soon. You are having a very positive attitude and that's half the battle! I'm glad we met up here in blog land and am glad we're friends.

    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. Merry Christmas, Joan. May it be a peaceful rest for you so you will be able to go home soon. Glad all your family are getting to visit. See you next year hail and hearty..Judy

  13. Joan,I hope you get well really soon,may the New Year be a lovely healthy happy one for you and your family xx jeanette

  14. Hey Joan, it may not be the place you would chose to spend Christmas, but it's the place you need to be to get well again.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and enjoy your lunch with your family. A new year and a new chapter is just around the corner.........wishing you a happy and healthy 2013.

    Claire X

  15. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope 2013 is a happy and healthy one for you. Xxx

  16. Have a lovely Christmas Joan, wherever you may spend it ... thinking of you and looking forward to your speedy recovery

    Love Claire xxx

  17. Enjoy your 'different' Christmas as best you can. It's lovely that you will still be able to celebrate with your family.
    Take care, praying for a speedy recovery.

    Wishing you a very merry Christmas from New Zealand. It is 12:45am here on 25th December, so Christmas has arrived for me and so I had better sign off and go to bed.


  18. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year in 2013. big big hugs. ( :

  19. Get well soon Joan. Prayers for you! Merry Christmas!


  20. Merry Christmas Lovely, Inspirational Dear Joan!

  21. Dear Joan, I am so sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I do hope that you will be well very, very soon. Sometimes we all just need to slow down and take care of ourselves. Wishing you all the best! Merry Christmas! Tammy

  22. Joan your thoughts are an inspiration to us all. I wish you were feeling better enough to be home, but you are finding a purpose to be where you are and that is a gift.
    Hugs to you and Merry Christmas,

  23. Big hugs merry Christmas Buttons :-)

  24. As one person wrote here it may be not the place you planned to be but it is not us who plan our ways. What you have written in your blogs you have accepted with a positive attitude. The Lord has done the rest. Either you are there for others or God has them for you. It is all good!All things are possible with the Lord. It is lovely your family is there. T.L.Care my friend Joan

    Carol Ann from Canada

  25. Merry Christmas Joan from another Canadian. You've broadened my horizons with your blog and I want you to know how much I've appreciated sharing a little bit of your life through pictures and words. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Merry Christmas to you Joan, I hope you manage to get home real soon. I also hope that 2013 is a healthier and happy year for you. :)

  27. Joan, while saddened to read that you remain in the hospital, you have such a generous and caring attitude that it brightened my day after Christmas. I hope that you will be well enough to return home early, perhaps by year end. Thank you for sharing your feelings and life with all your blog friends, as it can be so difficult to do at times. Thanks also for your comments on our blog.
    Happy New Year to you and Vance and your family, my friend.

  28. Hello Joan. I do hope you are feeling much better now and can soon be at home again. Every good wish for a healthy 2013, Annie x

  29. I am so sorry you had to spend Christmas in the hospital. I was so busy I didn't check a lot of my friends' blogs and didn't realize it or I would have commented a lot sooner! May God bless you with good health all through this new year!


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