Follow Friday December 24 – 26th

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I was going to skip the hop this weekend, because like everyone else, I am going to be super busy this weekend.  Then I got an email from my mom last night, just as I was getting ready to go to bed.  Now I feel the need to whine, so please forgive me for complaining here.  I don’t want to vent about this to my family, because I know that they are all going through a difficult time, too.  2010 has not been a good year for my family.

My niece Jen is studying in Korea.  She left in the fall, and I miss her dreadfully.  I can’t express how much I miss her.  I helped raise her, she went on vacations with me, and she worked with me for years.  When she decided to go and stay with her mother’s family in Seoul, I tried to look at the bright side.  She doesn’t really know her Korean relatives, and it’s not fair that we keep hogging her.  It’s important that she learn about her mother’s culture, too.  So off she went, and I have been missing her ever since.

Last night I found out that she’s in the hospital.  I am not really sure why, and my mom isn’t sure why, either.  She’s going to have an MRI today, and I am certain that she will be fine, but still, I worry about her.  It is frustrating that I can’t talk to her myself to make sure that she is ok.  It is frustrating that I have to wait for my sister-in-law to contact her family, and then wait to hear what is going on.  Skype, IM, and email are all wonderful tools – when you’re not in the hospital!

Anyway, sorry for the rant.  I am so worried about Jen, I am worried about my dad who is suffering from health issues, too, and I am upset that my family is not going to be all together this year for the holidays.  My parents decided to stay in Florida, and Christmas just isn’t the same with us all split up.  My younger brother and his wife are trying so hard to make up for their absence, and we have a quiet day planned with them, which I am looking forward to. 

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent!  I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!  May Santa bring you many, many books and lots of holiday cheer!!


Update on Jen – Jen Skyped me this afternoon.  She is home from the hospital after spending two days there, and she is in some pain, but she is ok.  She hurt her neck and she is going to start pain management therapy tomorrow.  Hopefully they will be able to get her feeling good again soon, without having to resort to more invasive procedures! Thanks to everyone who commented on the post!

8 thoughts on “Follow Friday December 24 – 26th

  • December 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Having family in the hospital during the holidays is never fun. I hope everything works on. Make the best of it I guess! This will be my second Xmas since my mom passed. It’s getting easier but not much. Lots of wine is in order! 😛

    Happy Holidays!
    Carmel @ Rabid Reads / Twitter

  • December 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Hopping through. I hope your niece and dad are okay. I’m sorry your Xmas sound like a dud – I hope it’s better than you expect.
    Merry Christmas!
    My FF

  • December 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I hope all is well. Maybe you could try to visit your niece and have her show you the culture she is learning about. It is a long flight and usually expensive. If you can afford it it is a really interesting location-my husband goes there a lot. And. being in Seoul is really pretty safe – even with the crazy guy in NK.

  • December 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Sorry to hear about the health troubles and the non-togetherness of your family. I hope you’re able to have a good Christmas anyway!

  • December 25, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Christmas is a difficult time when families are unable to share it with each other. I hope your niece is OK and that your Christmas with your brother is a happy one

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