I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Family time

This is the first time I have ever posted from somewhere besides home. I can't believe how easy it is. I'm at my youngest son's house,helping him recouperate from a hernia operation. My sweet daughter in law works all day and when she comes home there are two little boys to take care of, so I'm helping out for a few days until my son is feeling better. The evening is the hardest with dinner, baths and getting ready for bed. The bean (my oldest grandson) is really glad I'm here. I think he would sleep in Noni's room if his parents would let him. He wants me to read him stories on my bed and while we are doing this he has to have his blanket, his little bear and two pillows. Then we get all comfey and he tries to talk me into "one more book, Noni. Pleaseeeees..." So we read one more. I'm such a soft touch in my old age.

Tonight I made dinner and chocolate chip cookies for the boys ( that includes my son ). Cookies always help you recover faster. It's a fact.

Well, got to go. Got chicken in the oven. Come on by. We have plenty.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A short visit

I'm going to my son's for a few days. I need to help out and get my grandbaby fix. I'll be back in a few days.
We are better today. Life heals.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"...with my face to the rising sun."

We spent the day in the garden. It was a warm, lovely day. Maggie has been looking for her old friend. She doesn't understand. She walks through the house and makes little wimpering noises. She wanders outside and then looks at us as if to say...., where is he?





We talked about Moke and dug in the garden. We gave Maggie extra lovin' and we sat with our faces toward the sun. I thought of an old hymn I use to sing in church. Some of it goes..."Let us find strength together on our knees. Let us find strength together on our knees. When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun. Oh, Lord, have mercy on me." It has been in my head all day.










This evening before dinner I had the Prospector read all the wonderful emails and comments that were sent to us. We thank everyone who sent us such kind words. It made the sadness more bearable. Tonight we feel better knowing that Moke is beyond the pain and suffering. He has , as one friend said, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge where all animals go when they die. God will watch over him. It's a place where the animals are happy and free of pain. He will be waiting for us until we get there. I hope so. Until then Moke.......
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Monday, March 16, 2009

I have no words.

Our beautiful, sweet Moke passed away this morning. I have no words now, only tears.
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