Monday, November 11, 2013
Last Monday, I went to the airport to pick up my youngest daughter, Sherry. Who did I see coming out of the airport first? It was my oldest daughter, Sarah! They came in together to visit. What a wonderful surprise! We had enough time to come back to the condo and drop off the suitcases and then their dad came to pick them up to spend time with each other. They got home late and we were all tired by that time, so we went to bed.
Tuesday morning, Sherry told me she had a present for me. I opened it up and it was a book - "Grandmother Remembers". I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA! Friday, we went to her second doctor appointment and she got an ultrasound. It was so great to see that baby and to hear that heartbeat. What a beautiful sound!
We got to visit family and friends all week and surprise them with the news. That was fun!
We spent time with both my mom and former mother-in-law. On Tuesday, when we went to have lunch with my mom. We took one look at her hands and I called the doctor. The doctor took one look at her hands and sent us to the hospital right away. She had chemicals irritate her hands and bacteria got in and infected them badly. She was in the hospital overnight with an IV drip of antibiotics.
My mother-in-law is 89 and has dementia. She is on medication now and was better this time than she was the last time we saw her. My mom is showing signs of it. It breaks my heart to see this. I am spending more time with my mom lately, trying to help all I can, trying to spend quality time with her. Neither one will have a lot of time with my grandbaby. And I know what fantastic grandmas they are! My girls have the best!
I want to get a tape recorder. I will use it to sit and talk with both of them. I want to save it for the baby so the baby will know how special they are.
The circle of life: it's giving me such strong mixed emotions right now. I have a hallelujah for my new miracle and a heavy heart for my mom and mother-in-law.