Monday, December 9, 2013

The Wannabee Wise Grandmother

The wannabee wise grandmother...not owls, but cats!!! of course...
 Thursday was the day....The day the poop hit the fan and I became legal guardian of my three grandchildren.  My son and his wife were having way too much fun partying...
Friday Mr. O'quilts came home in his hospital bed to our new reality.  His body is healing so slowly from all those blood clots in both lungs...His left leg no longer works at all.  He is fatigued, he is giving himself shots in the stomach...I hate it.  
Now, among Home Health nurses comes Head Start attendance, cooking for five and adjustments of all kinds.  Calls came from dear ol' Ma giving me motherly advice.
I was so scared that I would never see my sewing room again, when my girl announced that she was coming back to Charlotte, for now, to help with the crisis...I love you my Dear Daughter...You are the best!!!!.  
Meantime, I am grateful that Mr.O'Quilts is home...I love you too...In fact, I think I love all of you today.  Thank you God for such wonderful friends and family...sister that is you, for sure
..I am old and tired, but oh, sooo lucky.
Today, another new beginning..She was so excited....the first day of Head Start!!

8 comments:

Julia Wood said...

My prayers are with you, for your hubby, for you, for your grandchildren. Hang in there...we're all thinking of you!

Courtney said...

Oh, I am so happy your daughter is moving back. What a sweetheart!

Exuberant Color said...

You have had so many trials since I met you a year ago June. Taking it one day at a time is important, not letting the big picture overwhelm you. I'm so happy your daughter is coming home to help you.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful daughter! It sounds like things are very challenging right now and her help will be BIG. My thoughts are with you and Mr. O. Best wishes to all 5 of you!

Andrea said...

Hoping it works out for you all - you have such a lot on your plate right now - what an amazing thing you are doing xx

Karen at Birdsong Cabin said...

Hey sweetie! I love your tree and L looks adorable with her packback and smile. I am thinking about you and your family. So glad your daughter will be here in a few weeks.

Karen E.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's wonderful that your daughter is coming home. She will be a big help and a great support to you.

smazoochie said...

Oh my dear!
Health & peace & rest to all of you! A jewel in her crown for your daughter, coming back to help out -- a sacrifice for her, but please tell her, she'll be glad of this choice later.
The little ones look so happy & at Home. I hope their buzz is a restful background noise for Mr. O'Q as he recuperates.
Again, health, peace & rest to you all.