Sunday, February 1, 2009

Already February?

Wow, it's been 6 weeks since I posted. Okay, I'm a slacker I guess. Life has just taken over these past 6 weeks and well, to be honest -- I'm facebooking now -- what a terrible obsession. It's been incredibly wonderful to reconnect with people from my past though so....I am torn between blogging and facebook.

We had a wonderful Christmas back in Wisconsin, visiting Aunti Pami, Uncle John, Cousin Jeff and Grandma. Just me, devon, leah and hannah .. road tripping for 2 days there and 3 days back. We were only in Green Bay for 4 days but they were great.

Grandma's health is failing terribly and she has been in a nursing home since last march. It was heart breaking to see this once strong and contributing woman be so feeble and fragile. It was truly heart wrenching for us all. Pami brought her home each day to visit with us, eat lunch/dinner and nap.

My very biggest regret in all this? I waited TOO long to talk with mom about the details of her life. A while ago, I stared scanning her pictures and asking her the dates and names. We got up to the point that she married Doug - Devon's father. That is where it all ends. I am so very disappointed in myself -- that i did not make this "interview" more of a priority.
She has been such a big part of our lives, the lives of our children. While life was happening, we forgot to share the stories - reflect and recall. We had so much time with her to learn more about the woman she was (not just the grandma) and now it has slipped away. We are left to write the rest of her life story. Not the most terrible thing but how I wish it was HER words.
Don't wait..................get those stories while you can. Enough said.
The girls made elf costumes and accompanied Santa (john) for his various house visits on Christmas Eve. It was a simple and quiet, yet very special Christmas for us all.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you were able to get to see family! We miss you guys! Guess I better get on Facebook and check you out! (Maybe I'll get the dish on you from some of your old friends j/k...:)