Monday, July 21, 2008

Which one????

I recently made two baby quilts. I have a new niece and a soon to be new niece. I started with one and decided to make two. I gave my brother the choice of the two.............he gave the choice to his wife. Which one will she choose for baby Emma?

Saturday, July 19, 2008


The most amazing person I have known in my life has now passed over into Heaven. I will truly miss my mother, best friend, confidante and role model. I thoroughly enjoyed taking care of her these last two months. She taught me so very much, but most of all her grace and good will for others have been such an example to me and my family. Thanks for all of y'all good wishes and the things that each of you have done.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Lazy Days?

First of all, no new least not with me.

I dropped off my precious babies at the airport on Tuesday and watched their plane take off for only the second time in my life. They are on their way to Florida to visit their father for turns out to be 7 weeks. I miss them terribly! They will have such fun seeing their father.

Sunday--my youngest went to stay with her father for a whole week! That is the longest she has been gone in her whole life! I am on total withdrawal!

Now to my lazy days!

I sleep on a twin bed, new mattress--thank you Da! next to my mother each night. I either stay up until around midnight for that round of meds or else set my alarms to wake up for THE REGIMEN. I then try and go back to sleep. Now for those of y'all that know me, not an easy task. I am again awakened by a second alarm at 6 am for those meds. Sometimes during the night I am awakened for a bathroom break. Needless to say, I am not getting a whole lot of rest.

I have thought long and hard about this.............there is NOWHERE I would rather be. Although I don't really enjoy what I am doing, I don't want anyone else doing these things for my mother. I feel truly blessed to be the one taking care of her. Doing this makes me realize something, cancer, in any form, inhales vigorously!

I have to admit, I cry way to often! NEWS FLASH you say? NOT!!! Every little loss of independence she experiences is a very real loss of quality of life. I know how hard it is for me to witness these things, how hard must it be for her to live through?

On a side note, I have the most wonderful husband! He has been working for something like 3 weeks straight. He is my rock! I come home to work and cry on his shoulder and he just lets me. He doesn't give me grief about being gone too long or my being such a baby. There is a reason God sent him to me. I just hope he knows how much I love him.

Thanks for all your kind notes, calls, letters and such. I truly love all y'all!