Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The last couple of weeks have been tough ones, sort of an emotional roller coaster ride. It is always hard to have someone you love in crisis, especially through no fault of their own. We have all come together to help in whatever way we can, as a family, the way we always do. And I have to say, it is the most incredible source of goodness and light that anyone could experience. We are blessed, truly blessed.
On Sunday, we got together, driving from different directions, just to spend some time together. There was a lot of talk, laughter, and some tears. We made dinner, and talked some more, ate dinner, and talked some more. The kids played, we cleaned up. Talked some more. Dogs, kids, a familiar feeling of home that is present whenever we are all together. My youngest daughter and her boyfriend were in Florida, so we groused a bit about that.....it never seems right when one of us is missing.
My daughter made her signature roast chickens, I made gravy. And I had to make biscuits due to popular demand. I guess we all needed some comfort food.
I got a lot of flack about my barrage of photo taking........when they ask WHY I am taking a picture of biscuits, I now just answer simply, "my blog". And they make faces. I am always amusing my children. I think it is my job.
I chased the girls around for a picture, and finally they gave in, not so much for me, but because they were having such fun laughing and hugging each other. You just can't take a bad photo with faces like that.
This morning while waiting for her ride to the library, I asked Gabs what color car I should be looking for.....she announced that it was a van, and it was "dolphin-ish gray". I said, "what?" She said, "dophin-ish gray." I asked her, "who told you that?" She said, "noone, BUT IT'S GRAY LIKE A DOLPHIN!!"
What would I be without my family? I am not even sure. They tease me, and love me, and make me feel like the best mother, the craziest "Mimi" in the world. Whatever I did to deserve this, well, I would do it all over again.