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Saturday, 23 December 2017


I'd like to introduce you to Christmas Ted. Ted came into our lives on Christmas Day 1991 in a busy hospital ward near where we live.
Our daughter was in the children's ward recovering from a serious illness, but not well enough to come home. 'I'm getting too old for Santa,' she said, slipping into the day room as Father Christmas did his rounds. But when she returned to the ward, there was Santa Ted, sitting on her bed, a generous gift from the hospital volunteers who did their best to make Christmas for the children (many of whom were very young) extra special. Ted's been a part of our family ever since.
For most of the year he sits out of sight in the guest room and never makes his 'presents' felt. But around December he magically starts to move around and there's no telling where he might turn up next...
I found him yesterday upstairs, wrapping all the presents to take to children everywhere. I'd just returned from visiting a very dear friend of mine who, after two major operations, is too ill to go home for Christmas.
So if you know a child of any age, from one to 101, who'll be in hospital this Christmas, why not visit them over the next few days. Thank the doctors and nurses for giving up the festive celebrations with their families, not to mention the volunteers. And send them lots of love from Christmas Ted.

Thanks for all your support in the past year and wishing you all the best in 2018


WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

HaHa! Bless! How can one 'not' believe in a Christmas Ted...
Or Christmas for that matter..I certainly do..l'm getting
on a bit, but l feel like a 20yr old...(wish l could find
one)..No! No! I jest! :).

And, Christmas is full of memories...Takes me ALL year to
get through mine..! When l put the crib up, a couple weeks
ago, a crib l remember from the age of five...every shepherd,
every King, has a memory for me, then mia Mama would put baby
Jesus in his crib on Christmas Eve...then church at mid~night,
then home to open the prezzies...! :).

Well Marilyn...I've sent out a few Christmas greetings via e~mails,
on my contact list so..can l wish you and yours and friends ALL
the very best...
Greetings in my own language..
Tanti cari e affettuosi Auguri di Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo! :).

Elaineyross said...

What a lovely story that is Marilyn and with a happy ending too!

Guernsey Girl said...

Thanks, Willie, especially for the festive greetings in your own language. I hope you and your family are enjoying the Christmas holidays. Sending you a wish for a Happy and peaceful New Year from Christmas Ted who is about to go into hibernation until next December. Here's to 2018.

Guernsey Girl said...

Happy Christmas, Elaine! Here's to all the 'Christmas Teds' around the world. Wishing you a peaceful New Year. x