"Hello it's me. I've thought about us for a long long time ....."
How are YOU? For yes, that lyric is SO true, I have thought about us for a long long time. How we have shared life moments for so many years, how you have been here for so many years, how much you mean to me, how much you have graced my life. Forever thankful for you - even when I am not "here."
I just wanted you to know that.
And also please know that I KNOW I have fallen way short in doing right by you and you know who you are. There are beautiful emails that I have answered thankfully and immediately in heart but not in words; paintings that I have lovingly painted for you in heart but not on canvases; precious blogs that belong to precious you that I have visited in heart but not on computer screen; and on and on and on........
I am so sorry for being absent here. Here - my home base; my extension of my whole self; my online home away from home. Please forgive me and thank you for loving me as you do.
Let's see .... what is new? Mom is finally home from being away from her home for a month! Her aortic heart valve replacement surgery went well but she developed pnuemonia and remained in ICU for one week and then was moved to another hospital floor for one week, then to a rehab for two weeks. She will have a visiting home nurse for awhile, but we are expecting for her to be just fine. And she is as beautiful as always! Summer Lynn is growing by leaps and bounds and is as precious as ever, says this very biased grandmother! She is really the most special of special lights in my life! And she loves to twirl and twirl and twirl :-) Saylor Eveyln? Oh. My. Gosh. She is adorable adorable adorable! (bias card played yet again but it is so true!) She is cooing; rolling over; infatuated with her feet; and smiles constantly! And I mean constantly! How I wish you could see them both. Maggie is Maggie and I am SO thankful for that. It is hot here. And humid. And we can just put that on repeat now until, what - late September? But Daisy Cottage shines ... and the blooms bloom and I love every bit of it. The lake is beautiful with the baby swans growing up and the mamas fluffing their feathers as they enjoy their summer time break. Papa Goose is my angel. I see him every day. For some reason, there has not been any ducklings since the very early ones and so he has not been able to tend to them and I can see that loss in his body language. To any HUMAN who feels that animals do not feel - well, all I can say is you are wrong. He feels and I feel it too. His eyesight is also getting worse, due to his battles with herons in defense of his babies. Sigh. I am watching him and doing all that I can for him .... our goose who lives in the wild but so in our hearts. He lets me pet him now, over and over. And over and over I do.
So now you are in the know .... of the wee snippets of my life that make up my life along with so much more. As much as I can multi-task, I tend to be 150% in the NOW before me. Where I am needed - I am there .... and sometimes days and months go by.
But YOU are always with me.
I love you,