I just returned from a lovely evening at a local church, where I was the guest speaker for a Mother/Daughter banquet. The food was so delicious. I love southern cooking. We had hoped Katy would be able to join me for the evening, but her health has not held steady today. Julie and Danae came though, and it was a real treat for me to watch them win two of the door prizes.
The last Remicade treatment has not effectively continued to work for Katy. She is having a difficult time with the bleeding issues and inflammatory bowel problems again. However, we have been enjoying our days and having good times together. This morning she weeded another part of a flower bed, while a good friend came and put in a beautiful flower garden for me. It is so pretty! My friend is a true gardener with many years of experience. She had carefully selected plants that should do well in the soil around the two birch trees. I was very impressed with her work and since I worked along with her I could see the little things she was doing to prepare the soil. I actually think I may have success with outdoor landscaping as a result. By early afternoon Katy had so many health issues going on she decided to stay home from the banquet, and we are praying for her strength and comfort.
As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I think of what a gift it has been to raise children. They keep you busy, active, entertained, and help you understand your computer. Colin gave me a card that said, “Mom, I can’t imagine what life would be like without you. I’d probably be eating candy from strangers,talking with my mouth full, waving around sharp objects, while sitting too close to the TV in yesterday’s underwear.” I had a good laugh over that. Our role of mother is often “teacher.” This Mother’s Day I would like to say “thank you” to all the moms out there who continue to show by example what it means to lay down your life for another.Comments: