Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone and happy Birthday Jesus!

John 3:16   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

And that’s what Christmas is all about… Jesus came, and He saves us and loves us and it’s so wonderful to celebrate His birth at Christmas!

And you know what, we have been doubly blessed this Christmas.   The kids have been spoiled rotten with presents from the Ronald MacDonald House and Sick Kids hospital, we are receiving cards and gifts from our family and church family back and home, and we are so over-whelmed with everyone’s kindness.

Even Ava was busy the other day and made us a card…

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Many thanks to her lovely nurses Siobhan and Kash, who took the time out of their busy day to help our little Birdy make this card for us (it is awfully difficult to stamp your own feet when you are three weeks old!)  It’s definitely a card I’ll treasure forever.

And here is Ava all decked out for the holidays in one of her sweet little hosptial kimono’s courtesy of my wonderful neighbors.  They keep talking about removing her ventilator, but so far it hasn’t happened, but I’m sure it will come out this week, Lord willing.    When it does, I’ll be able to hold her again!

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And then last night we were able to attend a church service with another Harvest Family, Harvest Oakville and were so blessed by it. Sarah struck up a conversation with a woman in the bathroom and we got to talking and when she found out our situation the first thing she said was, “Oh, how can we help your family?”   But I was able to reassure her that our own Harvest family at home was taking care of us splendidly,  but it was so lovely to meet her and see the warmth and the care that comes with being part of God’s family.

I’ll just close this by saying how much we love you all and miss you all and even though we aren’t where we want to be, we still feel loved by everyone and we still feel God’s peace on this Christmas Day far from home.

Merry Christmas from the Colley family!

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10 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. Merry Christmas to you 7!!!
    So encouraged by this post. The card, the nursing staffs thoughtfulness, you getting to church and seeing sweet Ava with her bright eyes open.
    My mom has been reading your posts and said, “she just makes you want to be a better person, doesn’t she?!”. You are teaching us so much Lisa. Thank you. Meeting you and learning from you has been one of this years greatest blessings in my life.
    Praying for you all.

  2. Merry Christmas Colleys!! Thank you for the update, so wonderful to see a picture of Ava with her eyes open! Many blessings as you celebrate the birth of our loving Saviour, Much love…The Garretts

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thought of you lots yesterday. We were watching the T.O news yesterday and there was a piece on families at RH House getting ready to have Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa etc. Of course I thought of the Colley’s!
    LOVE that card! Maybe I’m the only one, but I’ve never seen a footprint used to make a bird! So cool! Sweet little ‘Birdy’!
    That’s awesome about our extended Harvest family too. God is so good. 🙂
    This will definitely be a Christmas to remember!

  4. Ava is looking good and strong!!! Merry Christmas it will be one that stands out to you forever!! You sound like you are surrounded by very good people at the RM House and the SK hospital we are lucky we have that so close!! Say Hi to the Kids from Abbey and Keegan they can’t wait to meet the newest trouble maker of the group HAHAHAH

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