Tuesday, July 24, 2007

don't know where to start

i haven't been around here in a while. my plan had been to visit spain, return and resume with normal blogging activities. so much has happened since that return that i don't even know where to start. so i will start somewhere hovering over the past two months, not quite in them. my access to internet has been extremely sporadic, i have not had the capabilities of even taking photos and getting them moved to the computer, and even in moments when i might have been able to make a post, i have felt too overwhelmed to do so-much like i do now. however, i know that until i get started, as ackward as it is, i will not be able to get back into the swing of things.

after returning from spain and getting settled back into our routine, my granny had a massive stroke. after ten days in the hospital, with all of her family at her side, she passed away two weeks ago. it still seems a bit surreal, but i am so thankful that i was able to spend that time with family. in the first days, she could still recognize us and smile, and i was able to enjoy that and talk to her about some wonderful memories. she could not respond with words, but i would get the occassional smile and i knew what she was feeling. again, here, words seems to fail me.

last week we already had a vacation planned, and we decided it was best for us to still go. so, me, michael, the kids, and my mama and daddy enjoyed the beauty of st. augustine. it was good for us to go and just enjoy being together.



since our return, and as of this week, i am now a stay at home mom! this has always been a dream for me and i am thrilled about the future. so those of you moms out there who do this everyday, feel free to give advice. this is a whole new world for me, and one that i am soooo excited about. and here is how it looked this morning...


and just as an added bonus because i love the shot...another photo from the beach...

8 comments:

Eren said...

Oh, Im so sorry to hear about your loss. What a rough road you have had lately. Many blessings friend and I hope your good news can help lift your spirits. Glad you are back blogging though...you were missed.

Abby said...

So, so sorry to hear about your Granny - I know it has been a tough whirlwind of a couple of months. So glad you got that time with her before she passed on, and that you, Michael, the kids and your parents could have some down time together at the beach. And wow! What a blessing to now be at home with your two beautiful babies!!! What better way to soak up every moment of these precious days when they are so young! I keep trying to get my last toe out of the doorway to working - you are an inspiration to me to take steps to make that a reality! Much love to you during this time of immense change - let me know if there is anything, anything, anything I can do to help make it all easier!

Lacey said...

Amy,
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother and I hate I couldn't be there for you. You're a stay-at-home mom now? OK girl, we have got to catch up! I miss you!

Kevin & Stephanie said...

I am so sad and glad for you during this time of loss, change, and transition. Thinking of you.

I can't wait to see what comes out of that craft room now!

Beemoosie said...

Very sorry about your Granny's passing. It's kind of wierd and amazing at the same time to be sort of the "middle generation"; seeing the older loved ones pass away while raising a new beautiful generation. Your kiddos are sweeties, enjoy every moment and don't sweat the small stuff.

Bright Meadow Farms said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'm glad you got to spend time with her.

My 96-year old grandmother is in the hospital now with a bout of pneumonia. She has Alzheimer's, but today she knew who I was and remembered my kids names and everything. I don't know if that means anything at all about her recovery or the drugs she's on. I know that she won't be around forever, but it's hard to think about losing her.

GardenGoose said...

so sorry to hear about your granny.
glad to hear though that you have taken the leap into full time stay at home mom status. It will be an adventure..but lots of fun along the way and something you will have wonderful memories from.

auntgeorge said...

I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. Just know that you are in my thoughts and I hop that each day brings sweet memories of your time with your grandmother.

Georgann

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