Sunday, October 9, 2011

Reflections

These are the last of the summer flowers. While the weather was amazing this weekend I know that it is short lived and the cold will come soon. I am sorry to see the warm weather go, I am not sorry to get this summer behind us.                                                                                                                                  
We got a visit from Miss Baby, every time we see her she has grown and is doing something different.
She makes us laugh all the time. She is entertaining pepe with her many sounds.


David has some dental work tomorrow and then we are back to Boston for more tests and evaluations on Friday.
I got an email asking what kind of transplant he is having. It is a bone marrow transplant and his brother is a great match. The transplant is a long and hard process, he will be in the hospital for at least 4 weeks and then we will have to stay in Boston for a week because they will want to see him every day for a week. Before he can come home the house has to be extremely cleaned. I am in the process of packing away a lot of nonessential things (which is a lot for me)
 Our daughter has helped us set up skype. (But we are still having some issues with it.) So that we can skype Miss Baby because we will not be able to see her for some time when this starts.
The holidays will be different but we will have a lot to be thankful for.
Illness can be a teacher,companion, or challenge-but not a punishment. Still, sometimes its message isn't clear. Ignore the illness. Look for the stimulation in the knowledge that you can heal in an instant.......Caroline Myss/Peter Occhiogrosso
Have a great week!

16 comments:

Larkrise garden girl said...

Miss Baby is a doll! Skype is wonderful and we love it I am keeping you all in my prayers and hubby is lucky he has a match. Keep your mind positive and take one day at a time. Hugs Cheri

The Barn Door said...

Will keep you guys in my thoughts!! I can't believe how ADORABLE Miss Baby is! I know you will miss her. Hang in there, this too shall pass!
Karen & the Hounds

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a cute baby! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate...best wishes and prayers sent your way!
Cindy

Courtney said...

Your granddaughter is so adorable! I know that you both have such challenges ahead and I am keeping you both in my constant prayers. Your positive attitude is powerful and healing.
Lots of prayers and a big old hug!

Kim said...

They are adorable together. She has the loveliest apple cheeks!
I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Connie said...

I hope that all goes very well in Boston.

Orange Sink said...

She is so adorable...... those precious cheeks!!
Your good reflections and attitude are all so important now. My prayers and thoughts are with you!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You have such a wonderful attitude ~ I think of you and your husband often! Miss Baby looks like she could be good medicine for grandpa, too!! So cute ~ you just want to squeeze those cheeks!!

Julia said...

I'm sorry I missed this post, they sometimes get buried under a ton of other posts that piles on when I miss a beat.

What a sweet little girl that grandpa is holding. She is good medicine for him. I'm keeping David, you and his brother in my prayers and hope for the best.

You have a great attitude and it will be of great strength for you for the road ahead. Healing prayers, JB

kpaints said...

It's great that you are getting everything together and ready for Boston. I know deep down you are worried but your attitude is perfect...confidence all the way around! Good for you. Prayers for you.

yaya said...

Look at those cheeks! What a sweetie. I hope all goes well with the transplant. I'm glad he has a good match. Prayers for you and your hubby.

Balisha said...

What a beautiful baby. I can see how her Grandpa loves her.
I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Just have faith that the match is good and it will be successful. What a joyous Christmas you will have this year.
Hugs to you all...Balisha

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Similar things have been happening in our home too...
Heal in an instant?? I have often wondered, after working in an accute hospital for some years, if they will ever realize that the mind needs to be treated at the same time the body is treated...
Your Miss Baby is a little doll. I love her chubby cheeks!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Baby is just precious with his granddad. Look at those adorable little cheeks. lol
I had no idea that he would be in the hospital for that long. It is going to be hard on you both but my prayers are being sent now as I write you my friend.
Good luck with using Skype. It is fun and I need to use it more with my babies.
Love
Maggie

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin'...Miss Baby is just precious!

Know that I'll be prayin' for your dear Hubs complete recovery. I know how hard this is but remember you never walk alone!!!

Please keep us updated on David's progress.

God bless and have a magnificent day sweetie!!! :o)

Dog Trot Farm said...

Ah, Miss Baby is growing like a weed. I will keep you and your dear hubby in my thoughts and prayers. Yes, holidays may be difficult this year, but remember after this procedure, you will have so many more to look forward to. Blessings to you, Julie.