A Haven for Vee

Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy New Year, Too!


A compassionate open home is part of Christian responsibility, and should be practiced up to the level of capacity.

Francis A. Schaeffer





This quote really doesn't apply here because I love my family and I was thrilled to have them all in my home on Christmas Day. The wee haven may have been bulging at the seams, but it was all good and I enjoyed myself tremendously. This post is mostly for documenting purposes so don't feel that you have to read when you have better things to do.

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 Michelle(daughter-in-law)~Jake(grandson)~Kirsten(niece)~Steve(brother-in-law)

Sam(grandson)~Adam(son)~Michelle

Sam

Jake












The bubble over my niece Kea's head says You're going to jump, aren't you?
Gearing up

Phew! Thought better of it..


What is it?
Joel (Little E's dad), Little E, Kim (Little E's grandmother), Jake

What is it?!

Oh! A blue dinosaur. (The best photo and I blew it. Oh well, Little E was very pleased with his new friend.)

Of all the people here, I didn't get my daughter Laurel's picture. She arrived the day before Christmas to help me clean and set up for Christmas Day. 

Yes, I am sending a secret message. ☺

She took me for my treatment on Friday last.

Laurel studies the menu at 99

She hung with me all afternoon when I'm sure that she had better things to do. It's nice to have company for that process. Before you ask, I am doing well, my doctor is pleased, and I feel pretty good most of the time. Oh, and my hair is growing back. Yay!

Many blessings to you and yours in 2020!





39 comments:

  1. This is the best news to celebrate the end of what has been a harrowing year for you dear Vee. . . . . . and here's to a much better one just around the corner. Those of us who have gone through cancer treatment know how it has been. How gracefully you have shared the ups and downs of the months past - and this allowed us to keep you close in thought and prayer along the way. Hang in there dear one - you are special.
    Thankful to see your lovely family share in the holiday festivities in your cozy home. Best wishes to you all for

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    1. . . . . . oops! Best wishes for 2020 to you all.

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  2. I love that your home was bursting at the seams...you are loved!! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Happy New Year to you, Vee, so glad your hair is growing back!!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a great post! I cant believe how much the kids have grown! Have I known you that long? Merry belated Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you.

    Keeping you in prayer, Vee...and I am glad to know the dr. is pleased...ugh on hair...when my hair grew back--it was and still is thin...sigh...it is what it is. smiles

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  4. Love seeing the family....blessings for 2020..such good news on the health front....warm hugs Vee!

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  5. Such happy photos of a Christmas enjoyed! So glad you are doing well, my friend. That's really wonderful news to hear going into the next decade! I too must comment on your great header! It's charming and I can just imagine what great desserts came from those ingredients. Do tell what the brand of vacuum you wish us not to buy. Mine is acting up!

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  6. Such nice documentation of your Christmas celebration, Vee. So glad that you were all together enjoying the day. Wonderful news on the health (and hair) front. May the new year be good to you.

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  7. What a delightful gathering of family. Everyone looks happy and seems to be enjoying the get together. Such good news that you're getting your hair back and your dr. seems pleased with the results. Love Abby

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  8. Sounds like the best way to spend Christmas. You are blessed to have them live near you! Enjoyed seeing all the photos.
    Glad to hear you are doing well.

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  9. So, so thankful for your good news, Vee!

    And yes, what a wonderful family gathering and such a blessing you could host it at your lovely haven. So fun to see all of the family together. Little E is getting so big!

    And, although I'm not currently in the market for a vacuum cleaner, I'd be most interested to know what *not* to buy.

    And yes, what a marvelous header you have created! Lots of "scope for imagination" there!

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    1. This 🦈 has been a real pain.

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    2. Ah ... thanks for the advice! I try to steer clear of sharks in any form.

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  10. Your family gathering looks like it was a delight to all. Those boys have certainly grown up. That blue dinosaur was waving around in great joy, I imagine. Best news of all - your doctor is pleased with your treatment and your hair is growing back! Hooray! Thanks be to God.

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  11. Oops, and many wishes for a truly blessed New Year, full of God's love and presence.

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  12. I have always loved your Wee Haven!!! And I loved getting to see all your family! Thank you for the name captions! It was a merry Christmas and bulging at the seams is such a blessing!
    I am in full throw take down mode and it is NOT pretty!! I had to go in and interupt the hours long music session Louis Dean was having with YouTube and request his assistance!
    Happy New Year and prayers for good health in 2020! Yay for hair!!!

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  13. I always love to read your posts and see family pictures. Your beginning quote is a great one, Vee. It looks like everyone had a good time. Laurel is a wonderful daughter and yes, it’s nice to have someone there by your side. Yea for hair growing back and that your doctor is pleased. I’m sending warm hugs and love to you for the best New Year.

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  14. Bless your heart Vee. I know what that family time meant to you. That was the best part of Christmas for Ted and I, just being with family. Good food, great laughs and lots of hugs. The sick family stayed home, making it easier for Ted. He started another maintenance round today. I am so grateful my back is better. I enjoyed all your photos. I think the little one loved his gift. Blessings to you sweet girl, wishing us all a fabulous new year. xoxo,love Susie

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  15. Your haven was full of love and warmth!! Precious family times. I take it you are not happy with your vacuum? That made me smile. Happy New Year dear Vee - hope 2020 is a much better year for you. So glad to hear that you are doing well and that your doctor is pleased with your progress. Praise God!

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  16. I enjoyed each and every picture Vee, such a special season of precious family memories being made together! I'm thankful your daughter Laurel has been there to help you through the struggles of dealing with chemo and treatments. I can tell you a very good vacuum cleaner if you need a recommendation. I received one for Christmas two years past, and it was the best investment. Let me know, lol! Blessings to you sweet friend, and Happy New Year to you! I'm praying that the New Year ushers in abundant blessings of the Lord into your life!

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  17. So glad you have such a loving daughter. Your home was filled with love. Happy New Year!

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  18. I love your cozy cottage! Why have I not noticed the wonderful wood ceiling before? What great news that you are feeling well and the doctor is pleased! And YEAH to the hair growing back!! Happy New Year Vee.

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  19. You did good! Enjoyed seeing your family. We didn't document at all but the memories in my heart are so beautiful. Happy New Year!

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  20. So glad that you are feeling well, dear Vee. And equally glad that you had such a nice family Christmas. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2020.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. A Happy and Joyous New Year to you, Vee! I'm so happy to read your good news!! Isn't it wonderful to have photos of our family/loved ones to look back on in future years? My mom took lots and lots of family pictures when we were growing up, and now I'm so thankful to be able to look at those and remember.

    I wish you many blessings in the coming year, Vee.

    Love and Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  22. Happy New Year........I am so happy to hear your hair is growing back and am wishing you a 2020 full of good health and well being for you and all your family and friends. The daylight part of the days is getting longer! It was sunny here today. I am so grateful for sunshine, but I know my grandchildren are wishing for snowy days when they can do winter sports!

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  23. How very nice that everyone came to you and filled out the corners of your home at Christmas. Blessings on dear daughter who vacuumed with that lousy vacuum. It's good to hear that your doctor is pleased and that your hair is growing back. Will be interested in hearing whether it comes in curly. I've heard and seen that from friends who have gone through chemo. May God bless you dearly in 2020, Vee!

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  24. First of all, praise God for the good news...I'm thrilled that the doctors are pleased and I know you must be so glad to see the new hair growth. I wonder if it will grow back in the same...always curious about those things. Loved seeing the pics of your family Christmas gathering. And POOF...just like that, it's over! Hugs, good health and many blessings to you as you enter into the New Year!

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  25. Vee, so glad you're doing well, growing hair and feeling pretty good most of the time!

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  26. Happy New Year to you Dear Vee. Awe...I am so glad your hair is growing back. I have a friend that when her hair began to grow back it actually came in thicker than ever. She had always had somewhat thin hair. She was so happy! I pray for you often lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  27. Thank you for letting me be that proverbial "fly on the wall," peering around at the happy happenings at your house on Christmas Day! It warms my heart to know how much Laurel has been by your side as you have needed her. "Time is love." I am so happy to hear that good report! Rejoicing with you! Happy New Year to you, my friend!!

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  28. Happy new year to you! I wish for you good health and happiness!

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  29. Vee, I always want to ask how you're doing, but I know it's personal. I'm so glad you gave an update. It's great news. Sam and Jake have really grown! How wonderful to have so many at your home to celebrate Christmas.

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  30. So nice to see your home filled with happy faces at Christmas! Glad to hear you are doing well and sporting a new hairdo. I'm checking out the games that were unwrapped over there. I have never heard of wither Big Spoons or Shut the Box. Can you give any reviews? Maggie and Lucy LOVE games. Wishing you a healthy and happy and blessed 2020.

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  31. It is wonderful to see your home full of people you love. Your tree is beautiful!!!! I need to get that Shut the Box game. I know the kids all love it.I am glad you are doing well with your treatments. I am so far out of the loop that I didn't realize exactly what was going on. God bless you, Vee. You are in my prayers. xo Diana

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  32. Families are precious! We are fortunate to have such a thoughtful caring daughters. Our daughter stayed with us five weeks after her open heart surgery and I was her nurse. Thankfully she is doing well and hopefully her surgeon will allow her to return to normal like and work again.

    I am glad to hear you are doing well, Vee! I know it is a long journey but you are handling it with grace. You are always in my prayers.

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