Monday, July 02, 2012

Baby in a blanket


This morning I phoned: the doctor (twice), the chiropodist, the district nurse, the private care company that we hope will help with Mum at Son's wedding and at other times, two different hospitals, the hearing aid supplier (one of Mum's very expensive aids has got lost in hospital, grr, grr) - was that it? I sometimes wonder if I'll ever get my life back. (Not soon, since Mum gets out of hospital on Wednesday.) 


But then I look at these photos, stolen from Daughter 1's Flickr page, and things seem much better. This too shall pass - the bad and the good. Though I don't really want delicious Grandson to grow up!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

It will pass indeed......and you will wonder where it went!

Lucille said...

I will never tire of seeing your Grandson's smile.

Ali Honey said...

Ahh I thought we would soon be seeing photos of baby in motion. Now the fun begins with him getting into everything.
The others problems with your Mum are a trial indeed. When I/we were in a similar situation I wondered if it would ever end then it did very suddenly and I was glad that I could say with a clear conscience that I did everything I possibly could have.
That was with R's family who were near me. It wasn't quite like that with my own parents who were 5 plus hours away.
Then suddenly and you don't quite know how, you find you are the older generation!

Retired English Teacher said...

I can only imagine the frustration you must be feeling concerning your mum. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of one of those expensive hearing aids. That is really upsetting. We have my husband's insured. Were you able to do that there?

A smile on the face of a grandchild does have amazing power to make the world seem brighter, doesn't it?

libby said...

You have to just keep going, and you will, because you are a decent person and want the best for everyone around you. Those baby smiles will feed you!

Relatively Retiring said...

Thinking of you, and the conflicting emotions you're having to deal with. An exhausting time.

Dartford Warbler said...

Those smiles will have to keep you going for now!

Sympathies re: your Mum. I remember feeling that the word "carefree" would never be mine again, but times move on........

Jane said...

One can only hope - before we forget that we had a life! Grandson is so lovely.

Gillie said...

Such a gorgeous smile, it DOES make it all worth while!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Yes -- Keep that wee babe a wee babe!!! Hang in there. And lest I don't get back here...Have a VERY Happy Birthday! Sending you LOTS of Buttercream Icing Hugs!!!!

dianne said...

he is such a sweet little boy - i love him to pieces!

next monday (or there abouts) will add a bitty baby boy to my list of grandsons and i hope he is a much a joy as yours is...

happy birthday tomorrow, by the way!

Molly said...

Hi Isabelle----Happy Birthday! The Blister and I celebrated your big day suitably----by going to a convert in the Anglican Cathedral here, to attend a choral concert by the choir of St Catherine's College from Cambridge. They were all students, and so young! And they sang like angels! I picked out one girl as being you [when you were that age] She just looked like I imagine you did then---and of course I'm sure you also sing like an angel....Hope you have a lovely 59 th. birthday.