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Photo - mine
This Is Me December - Karen Schulz
Sparkle - Heartsong - Karen Schulz
I went with my friend Anita to Kettering Hospital in Kettering, Ohio. She need to have her heart shocked to put it back into normal rhythm.
We got there early and decided to visit the gift shop. While walking around, I saw this animated lighted snow lantern. It immediately brought tears to my eyes and the memories came flooding back.
My ex-husband had a triple by-pass there when he was 38 yrs old.
While there, everyone in the hospital treated him, my girls and myself wonderfully. It was such a stressful and fearful time and the nurses and staff went out of their way to help my girls feel comfortable and less afraid. They had them color pictures for them and then hung them up in the nurses station.
Visiting the gift shop gave my girls something fun to do. Looking at that snow lantern glistening with snow just touched me so much. I had to have it!
My friend wanted to get it for me for Christmas. She said I never ask for anything and she never knows what to buy me. So I agreed.
Now, I have this wonderful Santa Lantern that reminds me of my friend and memories from very long ago that were most of the time extremely frightening and sometimes very heartfelt and special.
I am blessed!