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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Bittersweet Day...Happy Birthday Mother

Today was my Mother's birthday.  She turned 90 years old.  So sad, I don't even think she realized it. Mother has been in a nursing facility for many years now.  She is totally blind, and can not walk.  Her mind was good up until a few months back, and now she is just exsisting.  She would talk today when we talked to her, sometime it made sense and sometimes it didn't.  We had a little party for her. She did eat cake and a few snacks.  It is so sad to watch someone become like a small child right before your eyes. She says she wants the Lord to take her home.  Her health is good, and she is in no pain.  For that I am thankful. But today it got next to me.  I know her time is limited and she's in God's hand. 
If you are fortunate to have your Mother, don't wait until a special day to tell her what she means to you. Pick up the phone or pay her a visit and let her know how thankful you are to have her. Time is passing so quickly. Enjoy the good days you have.

Darbee Rae can not comprehend that Nanny Burnham can not see.  See has to entertain her every time we go see her.  Mother has never seen Darbee.  She will feel of her hair.  Darbee usually brings a smile to Mother's face.
This is a picture of Mother, me, my daughter Holly, and my granddaughter Darbee Rae.

Now on to a little something brighter,,,, Got to go back to the house where I got all the goodies in a former post..  We got several pieces of furniture that I will share with you later.  Got lots more goodies.  Loved the old dolls in the trunk.  They were so old and stuffed with straw.
Got lots of old quilt squares. Other than pillows, don't know what I will turn them into.
There were 3 old trunks left and they were full of old reciepts and letters, pictures, etc,.  Really enjoyed  our evening going thru the treasures.
Darbee found a nativity scene hand carved from wood.  She had fun playing with it.
Well that's all for today.  Don't forget to tell your Mom you love her. Time and age can take its toll sometime before we are ready for it to.  Teach your children the value of your treasures, so that when we are gone, they will have something to hold on to and all of your life's material things will be kept in your family and not be thrown away like this old lady's where we visitied.  Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

  1. This was such a nice post. My mother will have been gone 27 years the 10th of March. There are so many things I wish I could tell her face to face, instead of just in my prayers.