Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A day of reflection

I'm back from vacation well rested. I had 2 weeks of beautiful weather while I was in Florida which made laying around the pool even more enjoyable. Every morning was a duplicate of the picture I posted in my last blog and I am forever grateful to my friend Carol and her husband for allowing me the opportunity of drinking my morning coffee with that view. And while I was away, I became a new auntie to identical twin baby girls. My baby brother and his wife welcomed these bundles of joy 6 weeks early into the world after much turmoil and disappointment. After several tries at adoption and a second try of invitro, they have their own biological girls.

I hope all of you that are mothers had a wonderful day on Sunday. It was a day of reflection for me in many ways. It would have been my mother's birthday and I couldn't help but think how excited she would have been with two new granddaughters. They are the first set of twins in our family and there hasn't been another granddaughter in 32 years. She would have been very proud of them and I know she had a hand in making sure they made it into this world safe and sound.

Even though I couldn't give a card to my mother, I still made one in memory of her. I used Spellbinder's Lace Doily Motifs and then made a flower arrangement for the upper corner. The large pink rose was pre-made but the greenery was made with MS punches- frond and pine needle branch fern. The sentiment is from the Clear Art Stamps set called Grand Greetings. The three butterflies are also a MS punch.

Still a lot of heartache with our son going through chemo. They hesitated finishing his last round due to lab results from his kidneys. The values were high but they decided to complete it and ordered a CT of the chest and an MRI of his shoulder. A decision will be made by the tumor board whether or not to continue the chemo or do surgery. If nothing else this experience had taught me that this is totally out of our hands and no amount of worry is going to change anything but praying certainly makes a difference. I also now know what taking a deep breathing really means.

~Have fun and enjoy!

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