Friday, December 21, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
She has spent most of her life nurturing people and places before psychologists made a big deal out of nurturing. She is mother to 9 children, dozens of grandchildren and a handful of great grandchildren - "Saskia" will soon join this generation. I am sad that she will not know her because she is an amazing person. I have been thinking about making the trip to Indiana for the holidays next year and introducing my grandmother to her new great-granddaughter.
When I was with my grandmother, I felt like I mattered. I sat on a high stool in the kitchen while she cooked endless meals. We played Yahtzee together . . . I even watched soaps with her! She always included me in whatever she was doing and she made me feel loved. This attention, this love has given me the strength to persevere and live through difficult times. These were simple, everyday actions that made a huge difference in my life. I am grateful to her for just being there . . . I am so very fortunate to be her granddaughter.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
- Taldy Korgan
So, at least we have her location (or location-to-be) narrowed down a bit. Where did you (or will you) go to meet your little one? If you have already been there, what is it like?
P.S. I want to draw your attention to the "Packing Checklist" link under "Resources" on the right. This "mother of all packing lists" was provided by and approved for posting by Jennifer. Thanks! Now I can shop . . . and shop . . . and . . . . . . shop.