Friday, March 14, 2008
Happy Birthday Julie
I have been so busy the past few months with goats and spending time with Fran that I have been late on every one's birthday wishes. Yesterday was my granddaughter Julie's birthday. She is having a slumber party tonight to celebrate. Julie hope your birthday was super and that your birthday weekend is filled with lots of fun, laughter and surprises! Love you! (BTW that's the wrong date on the photo. It was taken this past fall)
With all the family visiting Ms. Fran I have tried to stay away to give her time with them. Last night her daughter Wendy called and ask if I would give Fran her medication. She has been a little stubborn about taking anything the past few days. With a little coaching she took it and I sat and talked with her for a few minutes. When talking to her I always call her Ms. Fran and she brought tears to my eyes when she ask me not to call her that anymore. I told her I wouldn't but what did she want me to call her. She looked at me with those beautiful eyes and said call me momma. She has been like a momma to me over the years. I love and miss my mother dearly but I am sure she is smiling down on Fran and I and won't mind at all if I have a "momma". Fran and I talked about angels again. I told her I truly believe that when our time comes to leave this earth that God sends some very special angels so we don't have to make the journey alone. I ask her if she wondered why I believe this and she said no. If I believed it then so did she. I told her about my sister before she died talking about all the beautiful flowers and angels she was seeing. Told her when I was talking to Mother in her last few minutes about angels coming for her and how she opened her eyes and looked over my shoulder and when I ask if she could see the angels she smiled and took her last breath. She ask me if I would stay with her till she died and I promised to be with her every second I possibly could. She ask if she had enough money to take care of things and I told her her granddaughter had taken extra good care of her money and she had plenty. She ask me to make sure the family knew she wanted her daughter Wendy to have the house. She didn't want Wendy not having a place to live. Her 4 children haven't all been together at the same time with Fran in years. She said that would be the greatest gift she could ever have but it would be a miracle if it happened. They are all going to be there tonight. When I told Fran she had a tear run down her cheek. She doesn't really believe it will happen but if I have to hog tie all of them and duct tape their mouths they are going to give Fran her greatest gift ever!
I won't be posting very much while I spend time with Fran but I will be posting the winner of naming Diva's kid and show their prize. I haven't forgotten just behind as usual. Please keep Fran in your thoughts and prayers that her passing will be peaceful and her time with her 4 children will be special for her.