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.

18 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Peggy, I am thinking just how special you have been in Ms. Fran's life!! What a great reward to be able to call her momma!! That is so special!! I knew that her time was limited!! I so hate this but if she is ready then that is what will be!! I do hope that you can get all of her kids together. I can understand, as a mother, that it would be one of the best things that you could give to her. I am still praying for her. Sandy

Yellow Mama said...

May you walk in wisdom, and may the hearts which have hardened, become soft and full of love and forgiveness.

Marci said...

Oh Peggy, I am crying reading this. What a blessing you have been to her and what a blessing she is to you. I am sure it will thrill you to make her happy and call her momma. I will pray that those 4 children show up and behave and let this precious woman have her wish. Give her a hug and a kiss on the cheek from me.

Mrs.Garcia said...

My Family and I are praying.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

Cathy said...

Some families are a real pain aren't they :(

I really hope they get their heads in gear and realise its their Mother who needs them.

Thinking of you and all the love you are giving Fran at this time

Take care
Cathy

Rosa said...

Peggy, I can barely read this. You both are so fortunate to have had each other. xo

Brenda said...

I am so happy you have worked this out.
I pray you have strength..but for some reason I think that is one of your gifts.Strength and that is hard to find sometime.

PEA said...

Oh sis, this post has me crying...what a blessing you are to Miss Fran and her asking you to call her "momma" is the greatest display of love that she can give you. If anyone can bring all her children together, it will be you...hopefully they will get along for their mother's sake!!! My thoughts and prayers are with her and you...I'm so proud to be able to call you sis:-) xoxo

Nen said...

ms. fran has a dear friend in you. many prayers for all of you in this time.

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Nen said...

ms. fran has a dear friend in you. many prayers for all of you in this time.

Mary said...

What a truly wonderful friend you are, and have been, for so long to Ms. Fran.
What an amazing woman you are........reading these posts has really touched me Peggy (Bob too), you are so special.

My heart is heavy for Ms. Fran knowing the end may be close, but I pray that when her time comes those angels will be waiting.

Hugs to you dear.

Hope said...

Hi Peggy,
First of all, Happy Birthday to Julie! Such a pretty little girl. I know she will have a wonderful time at her slumber party.

What an honor that Ms. Fran wants you to call her momma. I'm sure since you've been there for her when she needed somebody that you feel like a daughter to her..a wonderful daughter! I pray that the kids will come together for her..finally..and make her happy. I also pray that her passing will be a peaceful one into in the arms of the angels.

Love and Hugs,
Hope

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Wow... Peggy, you have touched our hearts with this post...how special to call Ms. Fran your "momma"'...I am sure that the Angels will be with her on her walk into heaven...my love to you , ms. Fran and her family...

Rachel said...

This was such a touching post Peggy. Poor Ms. Fran. You are so good to her and I'm glad you are there to help in any way you can. I do hope and pray that she gets her wishes. I'll be praying for all of you.

amelia said...

How very sad but how wonderful as well. You truly are an angel she is already seeing right here on earth.

JoyceAnn said...

You're in my prayers and thoughts Peggy , seems you have a heavy burden dealing with the family.
I pray they come together and give her the respect she deserves.

Warm hugs to you and Ms. Fran and know that I'm praying for you all.

JoyceAnn

Mary said...

Peggy,

I'm so glad you are there for Ms. Fran. She is a wonderful lady. I am praying that God will allow her to see the angels coming for her and that her passing will be comfortable. Please give her a hug for me.

Blessings,
Mary