11 November 2007

It's a post. Barely.

My dad is visiting and we've been going full-tilt with social engagements and twin time. We had breakfast at Panera, hosted friends for lunch, stopped by a friend's two-year-old's birthday party, went out for ice cream, gave the twins a bath, and now here I am, about to collapse.

It's really rewarding to see the twins spend time with their grandfather. They bring him book and ask to be picked up. Maddie reached for him rather than me when we went in to get them up this morning. It's very sweet, and nice for me to have the extra set of hands and companionship.

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Seven months today since John died. Sigh.

18 comments:

Melissa in TN said...

Anniversaries are tough. So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

You sound so busy! Good for you.

Seven months... How do you think you are doing? I hope you are very proud of yourself for carrying on and doing such a good job with the gorgeous kids.

Anonymous said...

Seven months. I'm so sorry.

I'm glad you and the kiddos are enjoying the time with your Dad there.

Kathleen

Nina said...

You are doing so great. I wish I could have half your courage.

Karen said...

Bet your dad is loving the attention as well and more so that he can lighten the load from you for a while, you are truly amazing and I wish you only the best.
Anniversaries are tough - I wish you happiness as your remember John.
Karen, SA

B.E.C.K. said...

Big hugs to you...

bg's Little Sis said...

Hugs to you Snick, you're really amazing you know that, so busy lately too, I know that part of it, but big hard hugs for you woman, thinking of you lots!

-lil'sis

Granny said...

MetroDad mentioned you in a Parent Dish comment today.

I've been reading back through some of your archives. You have put into words some of the feelings I never could when my own husband died almost 20 years ago or when my adult daughter died last May.

Cancer is evil.

It's almost too late to tell you how very sorry I am but not too late to thank you for your courage.

Ann

glove said...

Glad your dad was there to help you out. I'm sure the kids really flourish under the extra attention, and hopefully you do, too. Maybe that helps a little, through a tough anniversary day.

Arwen said...

{{{hug}}}

Becky said...

Anniversaries are the worst. I'm so sorry. I wish I could help more than that.

OTRgirl said...

Catching up after a weekend away. I'm glad your computer survived the fry! It sounds wonderful to have your Dad there. I liked your non-date as well.

I loved the story of the candle-lit evening. I could see it all clearly as you described it. Sounds like something to try just for the fun of it some other evening.

Sigh. Anniversaries are hard.

halfmama said...

I'm so glad you are getting help AND company. Seven months... I'm still so sorry for your loss.

And have I told you lately...? I think you are amazing.

winecat said...

sigh. It's trite but time really does fly. I'm sure to you these 7 months have seemed to last forever.

hugs to you

Heather said...

You get up and live each day the best you can. You are doing great for 7 months.

Jolene said...

finally caught up on the reading. I'm sorry...my thoughts are with you today. So glad you're able to spend it with your dad.

Julia said...

These monthaversaries kick ass, at least they do for me.

I am glad the kids are bonding with your dad. That is a nice, nice thing.

buddha_girl said...

I'm so very sorry, Snick. I wish that each milestone gets easier. I have no idea how, but I do wish this for you.

I know that there are few things in this world like having a great dad. Mine was SUPERB! I have a feeling yours is of the same ilk. Give him a hug for me.