Sunday, August 20, 2017

Housefull

My brother and his two younger kids, ages 16 and 13, arrived this morning and will be with us for the week. Their older sister is my niece, the dentist with the edgy new asymmetrical haircut. She and her boyfriend went to a wedding in Baltimore this weekend, and posted this picture. They sure do clean up nice.


My daughter is thrilled her Jamaican cousins are here. She worried that after their grandma died, they wouldn't see each other as much, and she's happy to know she was wrong. She, however, is in St. Lucia with her boyfriend. My son and his girlfriend are also there. It's all sun and sea and night life, and I believe they're having a good time. My daughter posted this picture of herself on the beach they grew up on, across the street from their grandma's house. They all return tomorrow.



As long as I'm posting photos of beautiful young women in my family, here's one of my niece taken earlier this summer, on the night of her high school prom. When on earth did she get this grown? Her brother, too, now a teenager, is taller than I am. He used to be so uninterested in the rest of us, and now he's fully and delightfully engaged, to very comical effect.


Back in New York, my husband is on the mend, sitting up most of the day, and moving around the house with his cane. You can tell he's been sick. He's unshaven, which he usually isn't, but he did manage to shave his head a couple of nights ago, so he looks more like himself. He's quieter than usual amid the hubbub. I realize how much I miss his voice telling stories. Our living room was full all day. Along with our houseguests, my niece and her boyfriend came over, and we all just hung out, chatting, intermittently watching TV, catching up. There's not much else report, except that day by day, my husband is getting better, and that's everything. Thank you for all your comments and concern. I'm so grateful to have this community of souls. I felt your prayers and wishes for healing. I think they're working.

8 comments:

  1. I'm happy to hear your husband is doing so much better and that you are having good times with your fabulous family. Wishing you all a good week!

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  2. So pleased that your man is getting a bit better. Enjoy your family.

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  3. To have a family which seeks out each other's company is so indicative of a family which is bonded strongly by love. Just thinking about this makes me feel happy. To know that such love does exist...
    Not to mention the beauty!
    May your sweet handsome man continue to heal.

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  4. Yay!! Good to hear he's on the mend. May it continue. XXOO

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  5. I'm so glad to hear your husband is on the mend!

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  6. I too feel grateful your husband is getting better. I'm so sorry he had to go through so much pain. Your family is light and love. I like coming here and seeing beautiful photos and hearing about them. "It's all about love."

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  7. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Hospice is not easy and preparing to say goodbye is very hard. Somehow, we are never ready to say goodbye. Your family photos are precious. Your girls are pictures of health, happiness and grace. Lovely. You must be so proud. I am so glad to hear your husband is feeling better and hope the MD's have resolved whatever caused his terrible pain. Sending all good wishes for full and speedy recovery. Susan

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  8. I'm glad to hear your husband is mending ... it must feel like a long time since things went sideways. You have such a beautiful family. And isn't it great when a kid who has been solitary comes out of his or her shell and you find out that same kid has a great personality!

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