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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas ..Blessings And Bad Luck..

Today, I went out to get a new cell phone in a blizzard.. Roads were gridlocked with shoppers getting ready for Christmas- regardless of the weather. Got a phone(Verizon great!, roads and drivers-bad!).. Got a call from son who lives in town- had a flat tire, he changed it, emergency brake stuck! Talked him through it, in about three phone calls..All OK! Wife comes home from work early, we are both excited about our son coming in from Kansas City, got his old room ready- but worried about the weather... Our worries came reality when he called from Bumfuck,Iowa to let us know he just rolled his Jeep after hitting black ice and was not going to make it home for Christmas. He was safe. He was unharmed. Our holiday plans changed because of this. We had to sort through it, but found that Christmas miracles still happen.. my first born son is alive and well. Priorities can change in a heartbeat, be thankful that your loved ones are safe and sound tonight. Give them a hug and a kiss, like this just happened to you. I now have the Christmas spirit that has been missing, but it scares me when it takes a revelation like this to make me realize what it's all about.
A heartfelt Merry Christmas, to one and all! May all your loved ones be safe and sound.

31 comments:

Dana said...

Sometimes the unexpected Christmas gifts are the most meaningful!

buffalodick said...

Dana- It didn't feel like a gift at all, until we put in in perspective.. Then the truth emerged..

Jen said...

I'm so glad your son is ok. Sometimes it does take a scare to realize how lucky we are. May you have a blessed Christmas.

HAR said...

So happy to see that you and your family are ok. I am glad that I stopped by because I needed to be reminded.
Wishing you all the best this coming year.

doggybloggy said...

best wishes to the buffalo clan...I am glad your son is ok, that is a scary situation...I hope you keep the christmas spirit throughout the year as that is the real magic of christmas...

snowelf said...

Hi UncleBuf

Ugh!! I'm SO glad Jay is all right--how scary!! Definitely could have been a lot worse. Hugs to you and the family and have a fabulous holiday!!

--snow

Odat said...

Hugs to all....and a very happy and blessed holiday to you and yours......I'm happy that your son is ok.....
Peace

TavoLini said...

I'm so glad he's okay!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mona said...

Golly! That's scary, but I'm glad he got away unscathed !

Merry Christmas to Buf & family!

Akelamalu said...

There's nothing like finding out your child is safe, when they could have quite easily left this world, to make you appreciate the little things in life, I know, Buff. Your son may not be home for Christmas but he will be home sometime. :)

Reiki Blessings to you and your family m'dear. x

buffalodick said...

Jen- Sounds like you have a nice Christmas coming!
Har- Merry Christmas to you and your family!
DogB- Agreed, and thank-you!
Snowniece- The new chef in town! Thanks (It was Richard!)! Merry Christmas!
Odat- Thanks! Hope your holidays are fun-filled!
Tavolini- Happy Holidays to you both!
Mona- I felt badly, because I wanted him here.. If I told him to stay home, this wouldn't have happened...Merry Christmas to you and your belov3ed family!
Ake- I know you had a similar moment this year, so you know... Happy Holidays to you and all you love!

Finn said...

I'm glad everyone is whole and well...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thank you for being my friend. xo

Breve said...

So glad to hear all is well....Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

buffalodick said...

Finn- Me too... We all care more about our children, than ourselves.. Have a Merry Christmas!
Breve- Welcome to the blog! I checked yours out- Wow! Happy Holidays!

Dr Zibbs said...

Have a great one!

snowelf said...

Oops! Sorry!! I thought it was Jay that lived in KC.

Geez... you think I could keep track of my own adopted family. ;)

--snow

buffalodick said...

Doc- You too!
Snow- Not to worry! Have a wonderful Christmas! Willamsburg, Iowa- I think you were closer than we were...

MarmiteToasty said...

peace love and happiness to you dear buff and your gorgeous family...

fanks for being you, and enriching my life...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS...

x

buffalodick said...

Marmy- You've had quite a year! May 2009 be your best ever! Hold a little mistletoe over your head, and pretend I was there! Wishing you the best, as you deserve it...
The Buf

Anette said...

Sometimes things just becomes different than we thought them to be, and we realize that what we are being happy about suddenly are something totally different than we thought they would be!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Jeff B said...

Soooo glad he's alright. A true Christmas miracle for you all.

Merry Christmas to you and the Mrs.

deb said...

bless you. i'll squeeze meg extra tight tonight. we have so much to be thankful for.

buffalodick said...

Anette- True! Merry Christmas!
Jeff- Yeah, Dec. 23rd will be remembered! Happy Holidays!
Deb- Hope you and meg are well! Merry Christmas!

Anndi said...

We carry those we love in our hearts always... I know this. So glad he's safe, it would be wonderful if he was with you in body not just in spirit.

Merry Christmas to you and the Buff Clan, my wonderful friend!

Hugs and smooches!

buffalodick said...

Anndi- We miss him, but he went home safe.. My Bro in law got a call last night, and had to leave the party- his sister in accident, had to head for hospital.. she was in hospital, her second husband injured, her step daughter- dead..

Tanya Kristine said...

oh i'm sorry your plans didn't work out but i guess what it did do is bring to the surface the realization of how blessed you really are. Merry Chrismas BD.... :) xoxo

Jeanne said...

Great post and good reminder. So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's family.

Thanks for coming by and leaving, not just one, but two, nice comments. The story is fiction, but, as everyone seems to have figured out, loosely based on a childhood memory.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday -- hope you get to see your son soon. (Drove to Columbus today to visit my daughter and her partner and their two kids. It's tough when they grow up and move away.)

Beth said...

Merry Christmas Big Beaver! Love ya!

I'm glad your son is ok! Scary.

Vodka Mom said...

Merry, merry Christmas!!!

buffalodick said...

Tanya- Well, he's now got a girlfriend back in K.C. that has a nice family. So he spent Christmas with warm people instead of alone!
Jeanne- In my family, it could have happened!
Beth- Hope your Chrismas was the best!
VodkaM- Hope yours was fun and safe..

soul pumpkin said...

Hey Buf...glad that tragedy was averted and christmas was happy in your neighborhood...
...peace...