I have found the perfect project for us to work on! I'll post photos when we're done.
(This pattern and more found over at Lacy Crochet.)
Ch 58 loosely.
|Working on baby blankets on the drive.|
|If I had some extra money, I would leave THESE on his doorstep.|
|Mom has decorated her box of medications that she takes to her appointments.|
Remember that her voice will always, always be there with you -- no matter what. If you don't get every last question in now, and there comes a time when she cannot or does not want to talk, you will still be able to access the answers. And you have many others who will help channel her voice for you, for your children and for the rest of your life.....So ask what you can now, maybe record it with audio or video so you don't have to worry about recalling everything, and then trust she will never leave you. Even when she is not here physically.We went to Brittany's and of course she had everything prepared in such a lovely way. She was warm and welcoming and for the first time in awhile, I thought again of our wedding because she showed my Mom and I some sample paper for our program that she's working on. And then, after dinner, she presented us with the most thoughtful gift I have ever received: a Treasured Passages mother-daughter story book, which coincidentally seems to be from a Narrative perspective.. Of course it made me cry, but I held back somewhat for Mom's sake. It was exactly the thing I had been wishing for, but didn't realize I needed. It will be the perfect tool to use to do the work that Lorraine described and help spark the conversations to help me learn new details about her; new details to one day share with my children.
|My girl! The moment I saw her, I knew.|
|Rows and rows of kennels, some with two dogs to a cage. Heartbreaking.|
|The first time I held her.|
|We're going to Rome and Madrid!|