Saturday, December 20, 2014

Odie's Christmas Memories Past = Surprise Visitors

Happy Saturday friends! On this last Saturday before Christmas I have one more Christmas memory from Kansas to tell you. It is a good one! 

My Mom's family "The Morgans" always celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. During the Wichita years when we were away from Ohio on Christmas Eve we would always call and talk to everyone as the family was gathered together. In 2001 we called just like before and the Morgan's were preparing to eat our traditional Christmas Eve meal of pizza. Later in the evening Mom and I tried to call several times and there was no answer. I thought it was very strange that no one was home for hours. 

At 6:00 AM Christmas morning I discovered why there was no answer on their phone in Ohio.  I was awakened by the sound of our door opening, my Mother screaming and then my Gran's voice. I was so excited! I hurriedly crawled through the house to get to them. I have no idea why but I was barking like a dog. I say the "Odie spirit" came over me. LOL!! 

My grandparents and Aunt Kim had traveled all night to surprise me and Mom. Dad knew they were coming and had kept the secret for weeks. I tell you it is one of my favorite Christmas surprises. 

Thank you again Gran, Papaw and Aunt Kim for making the long drive to be with us'. Y'all made 2001 a very memorable Christmas!!

Now back to present day. With Papaw Danny Morgan home and recovering from open heart surgery, we are gearing up for a very Morgan Christmas again this year. It is going to be a joy to gather at Gran and Papaw's in Hillsboro this year on Christmas Eve. There is no telling how many good memories we will make.

We will also gather with the Boggs Family on Christmas day in the afternoon. It is sure to be a wonderful time there as well. I am really looking forward to all of our family time before we leave for revival the day after Christmas.

I know that some of you have had a very rough year and Christmas will not be the same as it has been in years past. I pray that God will bless you with peace and comfort during these days. I am praying for you.

To close out the post today I am posting some pictures I have on my camera roll from the last several days. 

Traveling in the Green Machine to Ohio. Yes I was awake the whole trip. 

Christmas singalong with XM

Starbucks makes any trip better. 

Dinner with Hisle family in Indiana on the way home. Thank you for all for the invitation tom meet, the yummy meal and the great fellowship.

Pictures from our time at the hospital. 


I found a taco truck in the gift shop at hospital! Too bad the tacos were not real. 

Last Saturday we took a quick break from hospital food. We had a scrumptious lunch at Longhorn. 

A very sweet lady that goes to church with my grandparents loaded us down with snacks and goodies at the hospital. It was a very thoughtful gift!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!


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