Another baby shower . . . baby almost here . . . second great grand for me . . .
My daughter and I took off for Grand Rapids in a Lakeshore snowstorm . . . treacherous. . .
We had the chicken salad, croissants, flowers, homemade mobile . . .
So we had to be there . . .
We were headed to my daughter in laws, mother's home . . . for the shower.
DIL Sue's mother is home bound after a broken hip, surgery, etc. and Sue wanted to
"bring the shower to her" so she could enjoy the day with us all.
(Sue and her four sisters, plus home care helpers are providing care for mother Joyce.)
What a joy it was to see Joyce enjoy the day . . . lots of laughter about the "days of old!"
Thank you to Sue's friend Brenda who kept the stories rolling . . .
This truly was a day of family/friend togetherness and love . . .
Three great grannies in this mix . . .
Great Granny Joyce, GG Lynne and GG Roberta . . .
(By the way . . . none of those great grands on that sofa!)
Along with the grannies, there were aunts, sisters, cousins, grand babies and friends . . . and . . .
Mother Sue, (DIL) of grandson Cody, soon to be daddy, Lori, mother of Elise . . . soon to be momma . . .
expecting their first . . due . . any . . day . . little one . . .
I mention the above because DIL created the gathering . . .
cognizant of all the different people, special needs occurring with her mother, people traveling from afar,
some knowing one another, others complete strangers.
Sue plans kept in mind Elise . . . and Cody . . . and the excitement of their little blessing . . .
as she planned their shower party . . .
She put her "filled up life" on hold and created a relaxing, unified, loving gathering . . . for all . . .
very nice Sue . . . indeed . . .
A wonderful snowy day . . . traveling carefully . . .
Happy everyone made it home safe and sound . . .
One more mention . . .
The Merry Go Round in wood, on the floor, near the baby, was made by Sue's dad twenty plus years ago.
He made one for each of the oldest of his (and Joyce's) grandchildren . . .
I count that he made five of these treasures . . .
Twirl it up and it goes round and round and round . . . twirl it up again . . . round and round . . .
Life does that, doesn't it . . .
monday january eighteen twenty sixteen
see you soon