Family

Handmade Wreath

Tomorrow is my grandson’s birthday, so the clan came over today for lunch, cake, and party. After that, I had an idea for an art project that everyone was gracious enough to indulge me with. It was a simple wreath that I had made with the kids when I was doing home day care. Everyone […]

The Baby Garden

My daughter in law has told me many times about her grandmother. She was a loving woman who always took care of other people’s children and especially loved caring for the babies. As her health declined, she felt comfort by holding a baby doll. Her family told her that there was a special place for […]

Meaningful Generational Time

Every year our church gives people the opportunity to purchase gifts for children who need them. Each year I take tags off the “Giving Tree” that correspond to the ages of my grandchildren. This year, since my grandchildren are here, I invited them to come shopping with me. This afternoon my mom and I met […]

Made the Visit

It has been hectic for my son and his family since they moved here. They had been looking forward to visiting my dad, but COVID, new job and schools, illnesses, and trying to get settled in a new house kept everyone very busier than anticipated. Today my son and his wife made the time to […]

A Different Thanksgiving

I was so grateful that my son and daughter in law offered to host Thanksgiving dinner this year. Yesterday my grandson came over and we made some desserts. All of them were brand new recipes. My grandson made brownies embellished with Andes candy. He had an idea and wanted to try it out. We made […]

TSO Again

Tonight we continued the annual tradition of going to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. My son purchased tickets for himself, his brother and family, and me as our Christmas gift. My sister was kind enough to come and stay with my mom. As my son said on the way home, TSO never disappoints. It was beautiful, […]

Playing For Dad

I have been encouraging my mom to bring some music when we visit my dad so she can play the piano for him. He always loves hearing her play. When they were younger, my mom’s best friend was my dad’s sister. When my mother would play the piano at their house, my dad would sit […]

Glad He’s Recovering

My family was surprised when my sister announced that she and her husband were selling their farm. They got an offer on the house at just the right time. My brother in law unexpectedly had to have surgery. And right before that he threw his back out so badly that he couldn’t even stand up. […]

Caring Dentist

Last week at the veterans day event, my dad smiled big and we noticed a gap in his teeth. I talked to the nurse and got him set up with the dentist who visits on a regular basis. It just happened that he was scheduled to come today. I actually met him as I was […]

Great-grandma sitting

I had two online meetings that I wanted to attend today, but I felt bad leaving my mom to tend to herself for that length of time. So I asked the family if anyone would like to come over and spend some time with her. Both my grandson’s came over for a couple of hours. […]