Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas from a Hospital Bed

Sorry, I have been distracted this week.

Have you ever visited a relative in a hospital around the holidays? To see a niece or nephew, lying in a sterile hospital bed, looking pitiful, is a bad feeling. At Christmas time, being in a hospital is double-bad, because there are charities who come into hospitals at Christmastime and sing to the children. The music is beautiful, but it reminds you that this child is laying in a hospital bed, not participating in Christmas-type activities.

This child, anyone's child, doesn't feel well. Not a life-threatening illness, but an illness bad enough for a hospitalization and a few nights sleeping in a foreign bed.

I know, some will say that Christmas should be like other times of the year. You should love your neighbor all through the year. Yeah, I get that. But you know, at different times of the year, you can be more passionate about redemption (Easter), more passionate about re-birth (Christmas), and more about giving thanks (harvest celebrations, Thanksgiving).

So in a week of re-births, in anticipation for Christmas, I don't feel like writing. Actually, I am going to take off from work a bit early and sneak into a hospital room, and read my nephew a story. Or two. Or twelve.

Merry Christmas!


Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Yes, no one really wants to be in a hospital on Christmas. That bites.

Hope everything goes well with your always seems ESPECIALLY tough when it's a child, doesn't it?

Anyway...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! :)

RWA said...

Sorry to hear about your nephew. Hope he's well and out of the hospital soon.

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Leesa,
here's wishing you and your close ones much merry making and all the best for the festive season

QUASAR9 said...

and hope yor nephew is better soon

Prata said...

I spent a christmas and new year in the hospital..before they knew was MRSA was and how to treat it. I almost died there. That was great, but I was only 7, I think. Long long time ago.

But, at different times of the year, why do you need to be more passionate when you can be just as passionate the next day? The only thing that changes is the day...not the person. Passion is something you possess, do you let it go simply because it's not the right "time"? It kind of reminds me of those Viagra and Cialis commercials you can be passionate whenever you want...but can't you be passionate when ever you want anyhow? I mean....erectile dysfunction aside...*blinks* hehehe

~Deb said...

Sorry to hear about your nephew being in the hospital during the holidays, but he sure is lucky to have someone as loving as you. You're an incredible incredible person overall.


kathi said...

Ditto deb. I hope all is much better by now. He is much blessed to have you.

LarryLilly said...

Your new post has had comments suspended by a system mod


Leesa has gone naughty!

American Genius said...

Who is that in the picture above?

Joe said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Leesa. I hope your nephew is feeling better, and that 2008 is the best year ever for you and yours.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Psssssst! It's the 8th...where's the new post?

Leesa said...

stacey: yeah, tough with kids. Oh, and my post took way too much time to write today.

rwa: yeah, they discharged him by Christmas Day.

Quasar9: thanks, sweetie.

prata: passion can ebb and flow. And I can't always turn it on or off.

larry: nah, not naughty!

american genious: not sure.

joe: thanks, sweetie.