Yesterday we took my mom to see her sister Grace, who had been ill and in the hospital since January. Grace is back home with her daughter's family now, but still weak and recuperating, and she and my mom had not seen each other in over a month. With the sister between them now gone from this earth, and Aunt Grace having so very nearly gone too, they felt the void of each other's presence even more keenly. They greeted each other like lost lovers reunited. That's exactly what they were. So many people came by the house when they heard the sisters were together. I wish I could write more and share more pictures and maybe I will when I get back to New York. My son is here with us. He says, "Your chariot is here, Grandma. Wherever you want to go." He takes her walking. He lies across her bed and watches games shows, calling out the answers with her. She's gotten him addicted. There they are, my mom doing strengthening exercises down the hallway and at the window, her grandson ever watchful.
Please forgive my being absent from your blogs this week. I will be by to catch up on all that is happening when I return home, which may not be till next week as we will be in New York for only a day before heading to Orlando, Florida for Aunt Maisy's grand send off. It's going to be something of a family reunion, as these affairs so often are. In the meantime, know that I think about you and carry you with me more than you would probably imagine.
So happy that in this sad time you were there with your mom and son and she got to see her sister. When I see this photo I think about their amazing lives and how lucky they were to have such a rich and tight family.ReplyDelete
Also, your son. Could he be any kinder. Can I adopt him. How did you do it. He seems like the greatest. Really. It's quite touching.
Don't worry about visiting blogs. Just be there.ReplyDelete
I'm the one in your back pocket.ReplyDelete
Love you, honey. So much.
I wish you could tell me how to raise children like yours. Your family seems so wonderfully connected.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your time to the fullest and please don't spend a minute worrying over visiting blogs.
Such a beautiful family you have, the love is huge.ReplyDelete
beautiful, beautiful photographs. it is so reassuring for those of us who care about you to know that you are exactly where you want to be. and how much sweeter it is that your son is there, too. what a love...ReplyDelete
I love these pictures. What a wonderful boy you have raised.ReplyDelete
So glad you are having a wonderful trip. So far it looks beautiful. xoReplyDelete
Family is amazing, full stop.ReplyDelete
The pictures say it all. The love is so evident. It's a time to be with your loved ones and your son is testament of that love you've created. Sweet JoReplyDelete
We love you, Angella.ReplyDelete
Oh, that last photo just tears at my heart. Safe travels, Angella -- and much continued strength and courage sent your way.ReplyDelete
Please forgive me. I didn't read this post. The photos were all that I needed.ReplyDelete
Your Friend, m.
Tears of joy for you and yours, my friend. I'm so glad you and your son made the trip, so honored to see these beautiful photos of your family. Safe travels. xoReplyDelete
You have the most beautiful family. Don't worry about us...just be there with your family.ReplyDelete