Monday, January 20, 2014
Won't you come in the parlour for a visit? I haven't had a chance to write in such a long time. I was called away from home for an emergency in the family. There had been an accident. Grandfather slipped on the ice and suffered a severe head injury. Matthew (21) came along with me and Nana to be with him. He was transferred from our local hospital to a Level 1 Trauma center in the next state. The entire family, church family, and neighbors were in constant prayer for him. After almost a week, he is now back home with us and continuing his recovery.
Nana and I spent some time in a hotel near the hospital, with Matthew as our "bodyguard." (gentle smiles) He did an excellent job and helped us tremendously through this entire crisis.
When I got home, it was back to the normal routine with my family and caring for Grandbaby. I had a new CD with Christmas songs of Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Dean Martin. I walked baby through the rooms in his carriage, while the songs played in the background on my kitchen radio. Baby heard the "crooning" of Bing singing "Silent Night" and he drifted off to sleep. The old fashioned voices and songs from my kitchen helped settle me back into our cozy home.
My husband and children took on much of the care and work while we were away. It has made life a little easier for me as I am now home. Things are new, different, and a little better. I have more quiet time since others have picked up some of my work.
All is well.
Thank you for your continued visits. I am grateful for your company and kindness.
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