This last week has been a week of contemplation, ups, and downs.
Last Sunday, in church, all I could do is think of my mom and how I missed her. We used to celebrate her birthday on the 21st, until she got her Social Security. She had to get her birth certificate and discovered she was actually born on the 22nd! Her parents had always told her the 21st! Mom would have been 95. The morning in church was spent crying. I just could not stop.
In the afternoon we went to my great, great nephew's 1st birthday party.
Do you think he liked his cake? No tears here! Was so nice to be surrounded by family and little ones.
I bought a hot pink suitcase off of a buy and sell group. Now I will see my suitcase coming down the turn style right away at the airport!
I also found a top at the thrift store and a necklace to go with it. The necklace cost more than the top. When I have the sleeves hemmed, I will model it for you!
It was doctor week. I saw the kidney doctor and my kidney disease is stable. I saw the podiatrist for my nail fungus...waiting for my toenail to grow! I also saw the periodontist. My insurance covered some of my last bill, so I didn't have to pay this time!
Saturday evening my husband took us out to dinner. We asked my sister to join us. Jim raved about the Texas Roadhouse and how good the steaks were. Ours were great, and wouldn't you know it, after all the hype, my sister's steak was really tough and full of cords. She got a new steak and a good discount off of her meal. She said she won't go back though. It is really noisy there!
I have been reading Heaven and the Afterlife by James Garlow and Keith Wall. It just made me think of my mom all over again and I started grieving and crying. After much talk with my sister, my bff, and God, (I should have talked to Him first), I think I have finally come to grips that Mom is in a mansion, with no more sorrow and no more pain, surrounded by her loved ones and all the companies of Heaven!