Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Been a Blur...

and I think I'm in a fog...most evenings as I reflect on the day, I'm not sure where the day went...it truly is a blur.  Josh, Katie and the kids came in a week ago Thursday for Mom to meet her new great grandson, Peyton Wells Crago, for the first time.  The doctor said they could travel by car with him at 2 weeks and bless his heart he turned 2 weeks that very day.  They were here over the weekend and headed back home on Monday.  It was truly the most wonderful 3 days...we just couldn't have asked for anything more.  Mom spent many hours holding Peyton, and when she wasn't holding him she was playing Matchbox cars on the coffee table with Hampton or coloring and reading with Camden...Hampton also tried to teach her how to play Angry Birds on dad's IPad...we laughed a lot and shed some tears...it was the BEST family time.  We took a few minutes to take a new Four Generations picture with the addition of Peyton. 
A picture that we will all treasure.

Not much sewing going on here...most of my time is spent with Mom, or taking care of stuff for her.  We had a hematologist appt on Tuesday and her blood count was down so he sent her for another transfusion.  So all day Wednesday was spent at the hospital...then on Thursday she decided that she would not have anymore transfusions.  She's decided to just let this play out...it's so hard on her and as she says "For what?"   When she first got the diagnosis back in October she said all she wanted to do was to be able to see her new great grandson...the kids made that happen, and for that I am forever grateful. She's content and has accomplished what she wanted.  She's not in any pain, is in good spirits and still sharp as a tack...what more can I ask for.  So, don't think she'll last too much longer, and she knows that, and is good with it all...so I'm OK with it too.
 
I found a bit of time yesterday and got my January project for Christmas Through the Year done...a flannel pillowcase for Camden. 
Thanks so much Darlene and Cheryl for doing this...I sure had fun!

I've sure missed all of my Blogland friends and I want you to know that I appreciate all of your notes, good thoughts, prayers and support more than I'll ever be able to express...Thank you my Friends!

39 comments:

sunny said...

What a precious time with family, and such wonderful memories. Hold them closely to you as your Mom continues on her journey. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This brings back so many memories - it was hard to read but also made me smile. Cherish your time. I know you will but oh it passes so quickly. blessings, marlene

Jackie said...

I loved reading about your special family weekend and the 4 generation picture is so wonderful. Thinking of you all. Hugs.

Quilt Hollow said...

My heart....felt a ping...treasuring the moments are so important.

Sue said...

Carol, I'm glad to see your post. I've sure been thinking a lot about you and praying.
That four generation photo is priceless. It will definitely go on the wall of treasures for sure.

I will continue to pray for you as you face the days ahead. Glad you are all at peace.

Blessings and hugs,
Sue

carol fun said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way. Cherish the time and take comfort in knowing she's content with her decision. I know it isn't easy - I've been in this situation myself. Take care -

Melanie said...

I read somewhere that'you don't realize they're good times until they are all gone..' I know life just seems hard to me many times--- I try to remember that, it's what I do. I keep you in my prayers--- darling pics.

Ray and Jeanne said...

So glad you had a wonderful week-end. I'm traveling the same road you are right now with my mom and my father-in-law. Take care - I'm sending hugs and prayers your way. ~Jeanne

Diane said...

What a wonderful time! I love the picture - it is so valuable.

This must be a hard time for you and your mom, but what a blessing that you have this time together, even if it is running to appointments and doing that sort of thing. Time is time, and lots of chances to talk.

Diane said...

The family picture is priceless, thank you for sharing this part of your life with us.

Barb said...

Wonderful photo. I am glad you had a fun time with family and enjoyed the little one.

Time does go on way to fast....take care.

Darlene said...

Beautiful family, Carol.

Lots and lots of hugs for you and yours.

Me and My Stitches said...

So glad that your mom got to spend time with the great grandkids - that will be a treasured memory for you all. Take care and know that we are all praying for you and your family.

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful family picture. Something to treasure, for sure.

Betty Lou said...

Prayers for your mother, for you, and all the family. How wonderful that she was able to see her great-grandchild.

joan said...

A beautiful family picture! Sewing waits here too when I can play fun games with grand-kids.
Hugs

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a lovely photo, Carol. I just know you will be blessed by that photo whenever you see it. It is so hard making those types of decisions, but your mom seems like such a strong person. I am glad she got such precious time with those beautiful great grand children. You are all in our thoughts.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I hope that what time your mother has left is all quality time with lots of good memories.

Josie McRazie said...

Oh, Carol. My heart is with you. My Mother was ill for seven years. They first gave her 18 months. She lived to see the birth of my last two children and for that I am forever blessed. Her mind was with her till the end, her body just could not keep up (she was only 56). I miss her every day and she has been gone for almost eight years now. I pray for your family and am happy that you have gotten to spend this blessed time together!

deb said...

what a precious picture and I hope the time you have together is just so special!!!
Im going to work on my Jan project this week...nothing like down to the wire...lol

regan said...

How wonderful that you all had such a lovely visit! And that picture is a treasure!

annieb said...

Love that picture! Wow, such great memories - hold them close to your heart!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Carol, what a precious picture, not many memories can top the ones made on the day when this one was taken. You and your wonderful, wise, mom are in my heart. I have been, and will continue keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I was thinking though, how wonderful it must be for your mom to be "allowed" to make her own choices concerning what her quality of life will be at this point in time and find only acceptance, understand and your love, with no pressure on her to do otherwise. Please do stay in touch when you can dear friend. Tender Hugs and God Bless...

Cheryl said...

What wonderful family time you all had together...memories you will treasure forever for sure. That picture is just so precious. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janet O. said...

Such a blessing to have had that time together. Have kept you in my prayers and wondered what was going on in your life. Thank you for the update. May you have a peaceful heart as you let your Mom play this out her way. She is lucky to have you!

Sharon said...

Great picture...what a lovely family! Your mother is a lucky woman. It seems that she has a wonderful attitude about this journey she is on, and I am sure it helps to be surrounding by loved ones. Blessings...Sharon

Karen said...

Precious times! That is a picture that will mean a lot to you in future years. Your grand-daughter looks a lot like you, Carol. Maybe it is her glasses. Cute, cute kids.

Nedra said...

You have your priorites straight. Family time is the most important. How wonderful that your mother's dream was able to be fulfilled. Prayers being sent your way as you go through the next few months.

Thimbleanna said...

How exciting to have that 4 generation picture Carol - it's just beautiful of all of you. Good luck to you all as you navigate the waters of your Mom's illness - you're a very special daughter to take such good care of your mom!

Angie said...

May light and love and peace surround all of you. Sending quilted hugs to wrap you in...

Libby said...

What a special thing to have four generations gather to make memories *s*

suz said...

So glad your Mom got to see the new baby. This is such a difficult time...we went thru something similar (different medical problems) with my Mom 2 years ago. She made her decision that she'd had enough treatments. It was hard for us, but in the end, it was the best decision. I'll be keeping your Mom and you and your family in my prayers.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Beautiful picture. Beautiful family. It's a sad time, and a wonderful time, all at once. Life marches on. Cherish it, Carol. I know you do.

Carrie P. said...

treasure the moments. it is a very special picture.
blessings!

Michele said...

I love the special picture of your family! What wonderful memories that you are so fortunate to be able to create! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb said...

what a wonderful family photo - a real treasure.
Sending good thoughts for you and your family - take care.
xo

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sending prayers your way- precious family photo.

Cheryll said...

Thinking of you!
Great pillow case for Xmas too! :)

Mickie said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I know how difficult this time is....

I am sure that pillowcase will bring a smile!

Hugs, Mickie