Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mother's Day at Mom's

It's been a long time since I was with my mom on Mother's Day
25 years to be exact
Ever since I moved "up north"
Not that we haven't seen each other of course,
just not on Mother's Day
It has also been four years since I have been down to "the coast"
Again, not that I haven't seen her, just, due to circumstances, I haven't been down there
Gerry has, but he goes every February for his mom's birthday (she just turned 90)
and being that we live where we do,
somebody needs to be here in the winter, literally to keep the home fires burning
we only have wood heat here and things would quickly freeze at -30 C
without that wood stove burning 24/7.
So, we had a nice day.
We offered to take her out for breakfast/brunch
but she said what she would really like is for me to make a big breakfast
and us all to sit down together
"like you do at Christmas"
so, sausages, eggs, toast and hashbrowns it was
Then she had a list of yard work for us to do.
Tree trimming for the guys
(luckily I found a hedge trimmer in the shed that she didn't know she had...
and worked!)
and for me putting new spool on her weedeater and showing her how to use it
Trevor wanted me to find my old skateboard from when I was a teenager, he wanted to see what it was like
Mom was sure she still had it, that old wooden board that at one time I painted blue and put glittery heart stickers all over, but despite turning the shed and the storage basement area upside, down,
I couldn't find it.
then, after the chores were done (boy, I love the recycling options they have, worth writing a post about that is)
we went with the four of us to visit Gerry's mother
visited with her for the afternoon where Gerry's daughter came to pick up Trevor
and take him to her place for the night.
Then home again to another me-cooked meal
and a relaxing evening.
The only thing missing was that Jeremy was far away in Alberta
but I did talk to him anyway
Baby is doing better and things are looking up in that area,
so next Mother's Day, I may be a grandma!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

prayer call

This is my grandson, to be named Kayden, at 16 weeks gestation.
He is now 26 weeks gestation and not doing well.
His mother has a heart condition and he has inherited it as well
and is not growing and has a slow heart beat.
The outlook is not positive.
For me to pray would be hypocritical but
I am being desperate and asking for prayers
in the possibility that they may do some good, not wanting to rule anything out.
All I want is what's best for my son. 
This baby was unplanned for but his parents decided to live with
the huge change this would bring to their young lives
and do their best for this child.
I don't know what's best for any of them,
my son, his girlfriend or the baby
but what I want most is what's best for my son, whatever that may be.
He's the one I love and my heart aches for him.
I wish he was here but he's not, living in another province.
Jeremy, I love you.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

If today stood still.......

says mom to me
"are you all caught up with your scrapbooking"
says me to mom
'no, not yet, getting there."
The fact is, the only way I'd ever catch up with my scrapbooking is if
time stood still
Who doesn't wish for that every now and then?
Especially on Saturdays, my day off.
Any yes, that is snow outside, it was white out when I got up this morning
and it's still snowing.
Two days ago it was 25°C (77°F to the Yanks)
 but that is not something I am going to concentrate on today!!
Gonna make like an ostrich and stick my head in the ground on that one.
As I just keep scrappin'.