Saturday, December 24, 2005

I love the smell of Old Spice in the morning

This year, the title of this post has particular significance to our family.

Several months ago, DramaMama's father was driving on a long trip, and was stricken with severe pain inside. He was taken to the hospital where it was determined that his esophagus had ruptured. The extreme pain he was feeling was due the stomach acid leaking into his body cavity and beginning to digest his insides.

It took many months of intensive care, and hospice work to bring him back to us, several times nearly failing to do so. Many a prayer was offered in his behalf, and at great length they were answered.

He has since returned home, weakened, but alive and kicking. My father-in-law uses Old Spice, and he and my mother-in-law are here with us for Christmas. We gave them our bedroom for the duration of their stay.

When I walked in there this morning, I smelled the Old Spice. What a blessing to our family to be able to smell that again.

Welcome home GrandDad and Merry Christmas!

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9 Comments:

At December 24, 2005 1:32 PM, Blogger Wicked H said...

Glad he is doing better.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

 
At December 24, 2005 2:09 PM, Blogger drama mama said...

I, too love the smell of old spice in the morning!

 
At December 24, 2005 9:29 PM, Blogger Seawave said...

What a very special Christmas blessing for your family. Thank you for sharing such a lovely Christmas story. Old Spice is a familiar scent in our home too LOL.

Merry Christmas!

 
At December 25, 2005 11:09 AM, Blogger Shane said...

another feel-good post from my favorite blog.

 
At December 26, 2005 10:06 PM, Blogger WendyWings said...

Great tie in with the title, I am glad your house smells of Old Spice this Christmas :)

 
At December 27, 2005 7:52 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Thanks Shane, WickedH, SeaWave, and WendyWings :) We had a very nice Christmas

 
At December 29, 2005 12:53 PM, Blogger Jillian said...

WOW Dave -- what a horrible experience, and what a beautiful way to express your thankfulness and appreciation for this man's restored health!

My daddy used to wear Old Spice when I was a little girl. :)

 
At December 30, 2005 12:30 AM, Blogger eph2810 said...

I am glad that eveything turned out okay for your father-in-law and you had the blessing for another family Christmas...

 
At December 31, 2005 8:51 PM, Blogger Strude said...

Totally awesome. Scents can carry all sorts of memories. I hope that continues to be a happy one.

 

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