Merry Christmas Eve – Turn of Events

24 December |

Merry Christmas Eve! Today is usually a day spent baking, cooking & celebrating my parents wedding anniversary for our family, but this year is a little different. My Grandmother came to visit from Canada and arrived last Wednesday. She was here for three days before my parents noticed that something wasn’t right in the way that she was slowly moving around and could hardly walk at times, mind you she is in her mid eighties. They immediately took her to the ER where the doctor quickly transferred her to the ICU and started treating her for kidney failure. She started dialysis on Saturday night and has been making good progress since then.

It’s honestly a miracle that they took her in when they did. Her kidneys were shutting down and the doctors said she wouldn’t have made it through the night at home.

The hardest part of this for me is that I’m not able to see her. Because I’m pregnant, the doctors won’t let me in the ICU. I know I have to do what’s best for Collins and myself but it’s a very hard thing to go through especially since I don’t get to see her often. I was so looking forward to her hugging my bump and enjoying time with her.

I would love any and all prayers for my grandmother. She is such a strong woman and has already made great improvements. The Lord is definitely with her right now!

My mom and aunt have been by her side around the clock. They are taking turns sleeping in her room overnight and are both exhausted. Please pray that they will have the strength to continue to support her while she is in the hospital. They are the best daughters to my grandmother and a true example of what love is.



Although our Christmas Eve and Christmas look a little different this year, I’m so thankful for this time to be home and love and support my parents. Because most everyone is at the hospital when they can be, it’s forcing me to slow down and relax at home, which is something I think Collins and I both need as she continues to grow. Today marks 34 weeks pregnant and I get tired much easier than in previous weeks. I can’t wait to meet this sweet girl in six weeks or less!

The outfit I’m posting is something I had planned to wear for my parents anniversary dinner. My dress and boots are both 30% OFF with code LOVERLYGREY30. I think we will be sticking to sweats and slippers this year. Thank you again for your love and support! Your prayers for my family mean more than you know!

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Sending prayers for healing for your grandmother. And prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family.

  2. Oh I am so sorry for you all, but so glad she is close to her family. Your family is living her legacy out. You are correct, God is with her and with you all. I wonder what person who is struggling is watching Love in action?
    The Father’s gift to us is His Son and the eventual sacrifice He would be making.
    I know it would be a dream to get to meet you one day, and we have had numerous messages, I feel as if I know you.
    Praying for you all on this last Christmas as just a couple- although Collins is already making her presence known.
    On This Holiest of nights when love became flesh and life would never be the same…
    Merry Christmas my friend!

  3. It’s difficult to have a loved one in the hospital at the holidays. A couple years ago my dad, who’s a diabetic, spent nearly all of December in the ICU/CCU. Your family is in my thoughts.