Sunday, December 24, 2006

We wish you a Merry Christmas...

You'd think the prospect of not being home for Christmas would make us sad. On the contrary! Much to our amazement, we are even more grateful for the holiday and for our family and friends than I ever remember before. It seems that when you take away all of the trimmings, there is an amazing spirit left that fills your heart with joy. We are so grateful to be among friends here at the hospital. This has literally become our home away from home for the past few months and we are privileged to spend another holiday with the dedicated and lovely folks here at GUH pediatrics! If we can't be home for Christmas, we can't think of a nicer place to be!

Sophie's blood counts continue to be low, however her spirits are constantly high. The doctors tell us that if she reaches a specific level this evening we can go home before Santa arrives! If not, possibly tomorrow. Gwamma and Paw Paw are coming this afternoon for a Christmas visit which will definitely add special cheer!

Warmest greetings of the season to all - may there be peace on earth or at least in our hearts!

Here's a pic of Zach and Sophie with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the clinic last week. This Santa rides a motorcycle for the Fairfax Police Department when he's not delivering good cheer and presents to GUH pediatric patients!


Robbie said...

Hi Sophie! Happy New Year! It's Robbie Schaefer . . I came to sing with you a couple of months ago. I hope you all had a great Christmas.

Alison, would love to hear from you sometime--Sophie really touched my heart that day. You can e-mail me at

Be well,

Lauren said...

Merry Christmas Soph!!!
I sure hope you were able to get home before Santa came, but if not, I'm sure he found you at this hospital!
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you...and I'm counting down the days until I'm back there playing with you!
I hope you're feeling better each day and that you're having fun! I'm jealous of everyone that gets to play with you... you're MY girlfriend!
Love you! Say Hi to Mommy and Daddy for me!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year guys!

All my love,