Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Not to do another sappy post, but I LOVE my family!

I am so blessed to have a caring and loving family. I was really worried about what we would do for Christmas this year. Present wise. I didn't need to worry for long, my mother-in-law gave us money before we left Kennewick after Thanksgiving. She said she was giving all the kids the same amount to just go buy the presents. She doesn't drive and Jeff's dad just had surgery to try to remove the cancer in his body. Now, I believe she is giving all of her kids cash to go get presents for their families. I think she gave us a bit more because of our situation though. I was really touched. It was enough to buy the girls almost everything on their list. I was able to find everything they wanted on super sale too.

My mom is really great to us too. She is getting Lindsay a new wardrobe practically. She grows like a weed and we usually have to buy her new clothes around this time anyway. Not having the money to get her clothes was a hard realization. She has already outgrown what we got her at the beginning of the school year! My mom is always concerned about my girls. She likes to buy them really cute clothes. I buy them clothes too, she just gets the the really cool stuff that I can't justify buying when I am on a budget.

My sweet sister Lisa. She is a great person. She wanted to help us this Christmas too. I can't tell you how touched I was. I am tearing up a bit right now as I type this. I would do anything to help them and apparently they feel the same way. I don't know what else to say about it, I would just be redundant in repeating the same sentiment. I love you guys!

Finally I want to talk about my uncle Mike. He sent me Christmas CD's this year and I love them. It was such a nice surprise. It really picked me up when I was down. I am glad that I am getting to develop a relationship again with Mike and Cindy. I am happy that I have him for an uncle and Cindy for an aunt.

I am happy and it is because of the family that I have.


SuzanSayz said...

I'm so glad that we have been able to bring you some comfort Heidi. I'm going to go ahead and be really redundant, I love you so very much. Abbey and Lindsay, along with their three little cousins Alexandra, Lorelai and precious baby Elisabeth are my life.
And Jeff is a wonderful guy whom I also love and care deeply about.
Thanks for the gratitude. It makes me feel so loved!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Cindy and I are SO happy to have you for our niece, we totally love you, Jeff, Abbey and Lindsay!

I am always humbled to hear that doing things that I truly love to do, such as making Christmas CDs, brings comfort and joy to others.

Just as you say I made your day by sending them, you made my day by appreciating them!

Now you just gotta come over here for Christmas Eve... I Promise you, you won't be disappointed!

Jan said...

Wow Heidi. This is really heart felt. So much love and appreciation that I can feel coming from you. Such a blessing to have such a great support that surrounds you at this time. Just glad you have such a great family.

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

Mike, I would love to come for Christmas eve. I just don't have the wheels (snow tires or chains) or the fundage. I think your Christmas eves are the ideal I have been chasing since ever since I've been married.

Janice Head said...

They are. Be careful though, one Christmas Eve with Mike and Cindy and your kids will never want to go anywhere else.

Whitaker Family said...

What a blessing to have such a great family! I think they are pretty great too, as are you! Merry Christmas!

Lisa said... are such a sweet SIL. I wish there was more I can do. I wanted to help out fundage wise at the end of the month...but we got slammed with some really high bills for Elisabeth :( I will still try to do what I can...I just don't know what or when that will be.
Stay happy, stay warm, enjoy the snow, we are all here for you :)