As we were on our way home from church last Sunday I was chatting with my hubby (lots of time for "chatting" on these drives back and forth) and was wondering aloud how Melody would spend her first Mother's Day. Living with a Dairy Farmer who works 7 days a week makes it difficult for her to plan a lot. Sometimes he takes LONG breaks (a few hours) after an early morning work time, and afternoon responsibilities, but it isn't something she can count on. Sometimes he even skips afternoon work time altogether and she gets a nice long day. But I was afraid she would spend the day like so many others and was wishing she was close enough to join us all on our plans for dinner. But as it turned out her hubby only worked from 6 till 9:30 am and took the rest of the day off and drove her into Lubbock for lunch and a day of shopping at the Mall. This is a real treat for Mel since that is the nearest mall and it is a couple of hours away. She has learned to do a lot of her shopping on line, but let's face it, not something most 25 year old gals want to do. Even ones like Mel who has never been a big shopper. She sure misses it now. Anyway, I was sooo pleased to hear that her hubby planned such a day for her. Sam loved being pushed around in the stroller so much at the mall taking in all the sights that she could not get him to lay back and take a little snooze when it was time. Here is how he fell asleep. I was glad she had a nice day too.
|haha....Poor baby just couldn't make it any longer...|
While at our house on Sun. evening, my grand daughter Capri asked me, "Grandma, I want to ask you something." And of course I said, "You can ask me anything Capri." And she went on to ask me if I knew what a cloak was...After assuring her that I did she told me she wondered maybe if I could make her one as she would really love to have one to play dress up with. Soo I am going to go by the fabric store today and see if I can't find a pattern and some fabric to make her up one. Soo fun. Hopefully I will remember to take a picture of it if I do. I have been so bad recently on taking pictures. I forgot to charge the camera up the one time and now on Sunday I had it all charged and ready and never took a single photo.
My mom had another small seizure last night and it was overwhelming to tell you the truth. My poor step dad could barely handle it he is so weak, my sister who lives close had already gone to bed and has not been feeling well recently and really needed her sleep (she works a full time job as well) and I am a good 45 minutes away. But I did manage to walk them through the ordeal on the phone (she had forgotten to take her pills...sigh) and stayed on the line with them until they were both in bed. These seizures are quite scary for both of them as she just begins talking in complete jibberish. She KNOWS she is talking jibberish which makes them all the more frightening for her. They don't last long (maybe 15 min.) but they take their toll on her. I think my new plan is calling her at 8 am and 8 pm daily and making sure she has taken her meds. I do have them all set up for her in a daily pill box container, but this is the first time she has forgotten to take them altogether. She is fighting depression this morning that it happened but I did try to reassure that we ALL forget to take our pills sometimes. But we will work together to help her so it won't happen again. Some things will definitely be easier once she is living here. The Lord lead me to this verses this morning, and I am taking comfort in it..
Isaiah 43:1-3 "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Other than that the only other thing to report is my young 9 year old nephew made all stars!! YAY!! Brings back some great memories. Joe and Melody played all stars a few summers, and it was always so fun. I am looking forward to going to some of his games. Oh and I get my stitches out today...so glad that is over with. Hope you all have a wonderful day!