Monday, June 30, 2008
Berry season really makes me miss my mom. She made the best berry dumplings with a sugary syrup on them. Put some milk on them and the milk turns berry colored. Yum. Yum. Another recipe I wish I had gotten before she died.
Brynn picking the berries. One for me. One for the bucket.
Our bowlful of berries. Vanilla ice cream with fresh berries for dessert tonight!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
2 of her 3 grandchildren
Like my hat?
Little Miss Kitty
Look at all my teeth!
We also got to see Kevin's extended family. Brynn loves to play with her cousins Sophia and Isabella. They just really seem to get along well. We can't wait to get together with them again.
Sophia, Isabella, and Brynn
Then I had a great surprise by getting a phone call from my Aunt Janice. She was in town with my cousin and they were celebrating another aunt's (Aunt Louise) 90th birthday. Now, you have to understand how important Aunt Janice is to me, so to get to spend time with her is wonderful. Plus, I was going to get to visit with some of my mom's family. We don't see them much since Mom died, so when I get to see them, I really enjoy it. And I took NO pictures. How wrong is that?
I am so grateful that I have family on both sides that I adore. Kevin's family instantly became mine and the same is true about mine to him. Everyone doesn't have this connection and for this we are truly blessed.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- When my daughter throws up, I want to throw up.
- When my daughter throws up close to the table as we are getting ready to eat, my hunger disappears a little.
- When my daughter throws up at the table all over her plate full of food, send me to bed without supper.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I wish I could say she had an amazing life, but when asked about her life, she would have told you that she could not remember a day when she was happy. Not one day. Not the day she was married. Not the day her children were born. Not one.
And I am not sure she ever tried.
Such a sad way to live a life.
The viewing is Tuesday with the funeral Wednesday. Kevin’s father is preaching at the funeral.
We told Brynn last night about Grandma's death. She asked a few questions, but not as many as we expected. She had a relationship with Grandma W. Kevin’s mom would take her with her when she visited the nursing home. Brynn was probably the closest out of all the great grandchildren mainly because she visited the most. I expect her to have many more questions before this week is over.
We pray that Grandma is now in Heaven and that all of her pain is now gone. And that she is rejoicing with the angels and eternally praising God.
Maybe now she will find the peace that she didn’t have her entire earthly life.
Goodbye Grandma. Please rest in peace.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Have we given up on this adoption? Not at all. We just know that we won't be getting a referral anytime soon. The month's batch only got to January 20th (maybe the 22nd). That is still a long way away from August 30th.
I think we have put protective gear around our hearts for now. It is much easier just living and being. We will get our referral when we are supposed to. I just wish it was sooner rather than later.