Saturday, December 22, 2012

Family Traditions

My mother loved Christmas. Every year she made Egg Nog and the refrigerator was the first place we went. We just had to have a glass. When I was little my grandmother made it and my grandfather would add Old Yellowstone whiskey to his. I don't think they make that brand anymore so now we use Jack Daniels. Just about a tablespoon added to a glass and one sip will take me back in time to Christmas pasts.

Times have changed, loved ones have passed but memories will always remain.

If you have never had Egg Nog, give this one a try. It's much better than store bought and who knows, you just might start a new tradition for Christmas.

I would love to hear about your favorite family tradition. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally Home

My mother is finally home, resting in the arms of God. She peacefully slipped away Thursday night. She was surrounded by family and friends that loved and cared for her. I will miss her but I have a peace within because I know where she is. I want to say thank you for the thoughts and prayers that have been offered and lifted up during this time. God bless.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Following God

Right now I'm watching my Mother sleep. She is in a step down unit of ICU. Every few minutes her monitor will go off. One time it's her heart rate, next time it's her respiration and next time it could be her oxygen level.

She is 82 and since her birthday in August her health has taken a turn. It's kinda' like she has been traveling in one direction and all of a sudden decided she wanted to turn around and go another way, but this time her pathway seems to be to God.

Yesterday my sister in law, Linda, stayed with her, while I went home to rest. This morning we were talking and Linda said mother did a lot of dreaming yesterday. One time she woke up and they were talking about her dream. Mom said she was following someone. Linda ask her who she was following and mom said God. Linda told her that if she had to follow anyone that God would be the one. Mom said she couldn't keep up and lost Him. Linda told her that God must have not been ready for her yet.

I know she is tired and I don't know if she is strong enough to recover but I am at peace knowing where she will be walking after she leaves this earth. Since she hasn't walked in 6 years my guess is she will be running.