Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Quick, Yet Difficult Post

I have been "out of blog commission" lately, as you may have noticed.

Last week was our County Fair from Tuesday through Saturday, during which my children and I practically lived at the fair. My mom graciously took Christopher and Elijah to stay at her house so it wasn't quite as busy.

On Sunday, my three oldest children went to spend a week with my aunt and uncle in Nebraska. This is the third year they have done that. We affectionately call this time "Camp Omaha."

On Sunday, I also began caring for my grandma pretty much round the clock. My sister-in-law and my brother came up on Tuesday night and they stayed overnight at her house that night and last night.
It is so difficult to see her fading right before my eyes. Yet, I would not trade these days for anything. We have had sweet times of conversation and laughter. She loves to look at the children and hear their laughter in her home.
I never thought I'd be doing all the things I am doing for her. For her sake, I'll not include all the details. Let's just say I have a new appreciation for nurses...

Anyway, that's why I've been "gone" from my blog. I have things going on that are requiring all of my attention.
I am heading back over there this morning for the day.


  1. Thank you so much for all your help and care you are giving grandma, and thanks to Jenn too!


  2. I would have done the same thing for my grandma. It's humbling and heartwarming to read about the sad but cherished memories you are making with you. What a special gift you are providing her with as she (sadly) nears this chapter in her life.

  3. You've been in my thoughts and prayers -- you and your Grandma and family.


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