Saturday, May 30, 2015

Stefani's getting married!!!

Well, we have a week from today.  Stefani will be a married lady - and off to Aruba for almost  TWO WEEKS.  She is really getting excited and so are we, for her.  For us????  Stefani's sister, Sabrina, works at a care facility and has done the same kind of work for a long time.  She's going to come help with Mom for a few days while Stefani "lays on the beach".  We haven't finalized the exact times she will be here, but I want to make sure Don has some time to get away without worrying if Mom and I have fallen and are on the floor!!!

Stef saw this quilt in one of my quilt magazines and LOVED IT!  Of course, I ordered it right away to make up for a wedding gift.  That was in March.  The kit was supposed to be ready after April 1 and it finally arrived mid-May.  Anyway, it's finished and she got to take it home today.  I think she's pleased!

She hadn't really seen the fabric - just loved the colors and the design.  When it arrived and I read the BELIEVE poem, I knew this was for her!  It says, "SOMEDAY everything will make perfect sense.  So for now, LAUGH at the confusion, SMILE through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a REASON!"  Sounds like good "marriage" and "life" advice to me.

I don't think we'll be able to get Mom in and out of the car so she can attend the wedding, but either Don will stay with Mom and Carin and I will go, or Carin will stay with Mom and Don and I will go.  However it turns out, it will be a celebration day.

I'm thinking it's getting closer and closer to the time we need to raise up Mom's bed and just change and feed her there.  Then she has a better day, and I get to change my mind!  One day at a time - that's the motto!  And I get to say "I love you" every day..  I'm thankful.

On a positive note, Jamie is coming to spend some time with us!!!  She's planning on coming on June 16th (I think) and Don will be leaving for Kalamazoo on the 17th.  His brother, Dale, passed away a few months ago and while they had a service in Florida, his memorial service and burial in Kalamazoo was held off until June 18th.  Mindy is going to be able to go, too!!  She and Don will get together in Denver on the 17th and fly together the rest of the way to Detroit.  From there, they will rent a car and drive to Kalamazoo.  He is going to return with Mindy to Libby, MT., for a few days after the service.  It'll be grand for him to see his sisters and Kit and for Mindy to share this time with him.  I'll miss not being there, but glad the two of them will be able to spend some good time with the Redeker family in Kalamazoo.

I'm hoping life will get back to normal sometime in July!!!????

1 comment:

  1. Sounds a busy and exciting month. Hope it all goes well ... For everybody!