One Year Ago Today…..

Son & Grand Daughter

 It’s been a year ago today since I lost my youngest child.  He called me almost every night and I miss those phone calls.  He never had anything  really serious talk about, I think he was just lonely and wanted to talk about what his day had been like to someone who would listen to him and cared about it.  My biggest fear is that his little daughter won’t remember who he was because she was only 3 1/2 and she and her mom live about 5 hrs from me.  My car won’t drive that far so I have no way to visit her and if the mom ever comes to my city, she’s never let me know.  I’m not angry at the mom, tho’ she will have a lot to explain to her daughter when she gets older, I just hope she will help my grand daughter to remember her dad, who loved her very much.


Grand Daughter's Watercolor

My oldest grand daughter is very artistic.  She likes to do beading and she plays the violin.  Now she has done this watercolor in her art class (she is in middle school).  I’m properly impressed – I know my sister will be impressed too as she is also very artistic as well and she and my grand daughter are best buds.   I also enjoy many crafts and I sing so I guess she comes by it naturally. 😉  She gave this picture to me and probably tomorrow I will go find a frame for it.  I introduced my other two grand children (who will be 5 and 3 next month) to the Smurfs.  Hehe, they loved the old cartoons.  When I go to babysit on Friday nights they always ask if I’m bringing my Smurf dvd (bought it from amazon.) 
I’m over half way through the 2nd comfort shawl now.  Had to tink about 4 rows, twice – was trying to knit in a car while carrying on a conversation while on the way to the Temple in Nauvoo last Saturday (such a peaceful place).  Anyway that meant that I had to re-knit the tinked rows twice,  sheesh.  Hope everyone is enjoying the last of spring as we get ready to head into summer.  And I have to say that we have hit the upper 80’s already this last week, and my air conditioner is on the fritz.  My land lord is going to have someone come look at it.  He looked at it and said he thought it was the fan.  After today the temps are going back down a bit so it won’t be so hard on my fur baby.  At least living on the upper floor of the apt I have been able to leave windows open so it wasn’t sweltering inside.

4 thoughts on “One Year Ago Today…..

  1. I’ve been thinking about you lately. I talked to Jade on Mother’s Day but she wasn’t sure if she was going to get to see you. I know this is a sad time. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. Call if you want to talk.
    Love you


  2. I didn’t realize that it has been a year already. Hopefully, your younger grand daughter will have some faint memories that come to the forefront in a few years.
    Your grand daughter’s art is beautiful.
    I was also at the Temple Saturday, but in London.
    I am not ready for Summer yet, but can’t stop the changing of the seasons.
    Thinking of you.


  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Do something special for yourself today. Your son would want you to.

    As for your little grandaughter, she will want to know more about her dad as she gets older and will probably seek you out.


  4. I didn’t know, and I’m so sorry. I hope this last week has gone smoothly, and I hope you will have contact with your granddaughter one day.

    Your shawl is going to be beautiful.


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