There’s been a lot of winter hibernation and snuggling. You may’ve already seen this photo of one of my first two (beagle) children on Instagram. You may’ve also seen photos there from my trip to Alt, which I still want to tell you about, after I share the other things that’ve been happening.
There’ve been some sad days. I’ll admit that sappy posts about passed relatives aren’t always my favorites to read. I don’t like to think about the sadness that isn’t mine when I don’t absolutely have to. I know how selfish that is. But now I better understand why people share them. Because they have to. I have to tell you how special my grandmother Augusta was. In early February Grammy died. She was 94– no young’un, and completely happy with her long, full life– and yet I’m still so sad that she’s gone. More selfishness. I want her here. My greatest cheerleader, she applauded every creative effort I ever made and with crazy enthusiasm.
The last conversation I had with my Grammy is a fantastic memory for me. She was normal Grammy, no sign yet of the respiratory illness she was about to face a few days later. She’d raised three children of her own, and I was able to share that we’re expecting our third in August. “Ooooh, Suuuu-saaaan” she’d said in her delighted, singsong voice. We spoke for a while about the logistics of raising three, and about how I was feeling. I will always treasure the sound of her voice as she laughed, knowing so well what a blessing and challenge my growing family has in store. On our Grammy-celebrating road trip I snapped this evening shadow. Not much of a belly yet.
I have some impressive lists of things I want to do. In my mind, I’m ready to get busy! (My Pinterest boards are about the only things that haven’t suffered over the last 9 weeks!) I’ve just got to wait for my body to be ready to keep up. If and when it eeeever happens, I’ll be back to show you! Thank you for reading this long and eclectic post. It feels like a small victory to be able to come here to write and share. And so nice to know that the kind folks who read our blog are the sort to put up with my occasional rambling.