Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Evening News

Mama is doing well. Thank you all for your continued prayers and thoughts. You have no idea how much your well wishes mean to me and my family. I've spoken with her at least once a day over the phone and she sounds SO good. I didn't get to speak with her until Friday evening and I just started crying when I heard her voice. That's my MAMA, Internets. She was groggy, but kept insisting that she was fine. That's a Mama for you. She may need some extra physical therapy where she goes somewhere to stay for a few days, but today she said she's doing well and might can get by with in-home therapy. We'll see. I know my Daddy will make the right decision for this (along with her input, of course). A walker is still needed for her weak left leg, so it'll be going home with her. The thought of it breaks my heart, but if it helps to keep her independent? I'm all for it.


I may not have been right there sitting in the hospital with her, but I think it might have been easier mentally and physically on me to be there. I have worn myself ragged worrying about that woman. I've told my husband at least once an hour he needs to hurry and retire so I can get home to her. God bless that man, but he's a patient one to deal with me on a regular basis. Please continue to keep my Mama and Daddy in your thoughts and prayers. Recovery is never an easy road.


Yesterday my son was invited to a fellow class mate's birthday party at our beloved aquatic center. I called my partners in crime, Carla and Dulcie, and told them to let's go enjoy the last day of water goodness. (The center closes for the season after this weekend.) There was a huge group of parents attending with their kids for the party. They probably had the same idea we did. I was a little on the rude side, Internets. I really don't know a lot of the parents in Vitt's class, so I didn't hang around the party. I know. I know. I need to get to know them and all that, but I just didn't have it in me and I NEEDED the ability to sit and just do...nothing for a few. The Man was understanding and did the party scene with The Boy and even kept an eye on him. We partner in watching our kids, but that kid of mine? He's a wild one in an unstructured environment.


All in all, the afternoon was a good one. I got to sit with my girls and just be there. I can't believe how tired I was. A quick stop to pick up some food and family night was our order of finishing up a good Saturday. The Man did a little pressure washing of our back patio and Paige convinced him to let her play with his toy. She was right thrilled to have all that power at her fingertips. I worry about her.


A few pictures were taken before we left the center. I'm all about recording milestones. I can't wait to compare this year's pictures to next year's!


I give you....End of Summer 2008:

As you can see, The Boy was pouting and letting us know that he was NOT happy about it being the end of the season. Also note his ladylove beside him trying to smooth his feelings. See the big metal spider? Apparently the storm the other week deemed it necessary to go ahead and take down the fabric...or it blew away. I meant to find out, but forgot to ask.




I don't know what the two little ones were so engrossed in, but it must've been good. Ainsley and Makenna are good for striking poses, aren't they? Yes, I realize that you will never this many kids to cooperate for ONE BLESSED PICTURE.





Busy week ahead for The Edge. Got a couple of upcoming things to blog about I hope you'll enjoy. I hope you all know that now I have to consult with Paige on who is going to blog about what. I should have first dibs, right? Thought you'd agree.

11 comments:

carla said...

GIRL, you know you are killing my soul here when you talk about moving home...just so you know! I can't believe we've been through another summer, man, time is just FLYING by...I enjoyed the afternoon, even if i did get slightly burned...LOL

House of Hayes said...

Love the pics of the kids... :) They all had a blast.Another summer gone...And now we can plan another breakfast with Santa and maybe this time y'all will follow us to PAL day in St Augustine :)

HUGS !!!!!!!

Pikes Pickles said...

oooooh yeah. I have forgotten about Paige this week - I better hurry on over there before she starts talking about me.....
I am so glad that your mother is doing better. HURRAY

Monogram Queen said...

It is never easy being far away from those we love... especially in times of crisis. Glad your beloved Momma is doing better!

Guitar Woman said...

I'm soooooo glad to hear ur mama is doing better. I'll keep sending up a prayer 4 her every time she comes to mind (which has been a lot.) I'm sorry I can't be right there 4 u in person, but I'm still available by phone if u need me. I hate that ur so far away with all this going on, and I will be glad when ur back near home, BUT.....I'm so glad 2 c u have so many good friends down there. so here's a shout out 2 all Miss Hope's crew in GA! I'm really glad u guys r there 2 help my home girl thru this! Take good care of my "sister" 4 me!

chelle said...

Makenna is getting so big....and that Vitt...what a handsome young lad he is turning into:)

Glad mama is getting better...let me know if I can do anything on this edge!

I am Boymom said...

So glad your mama is getting better, the worry you go through when a loved one falls ill is sometimes overwhelming. Looks like the kids had a great time at the water park. Time for you to relax a bit now, yeah?

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Glad to hear mom is doing ok. Hope it all turns out alright.
I think two perspectives on the same subject can be a good thing. I say, same topics - opposing points of view. That could be fun.

Dani said...

Miss Hope - I'm so glad your mom is feeling better. Sorry I haven't been around much ... but that's how deployment goes. Looks like you had a blast at your end of season blowout :)

SouthernStarBaker said...

I'm glad your Mom's doing better, I hope she has a quick recovery. Looks like the kids had a blast.

AndreaLeigh said...

I will continue to think of your mom. I can't imagine how worried you have been! Hang in there, you have got lots on your plate right now. I am thinking of you, too!