GMAMA JANE IS BACK
MARCH 27, 2016
Easter Sunday Morning
HE IS RISEN...HE IS RISEN INDEED
What a perfect time for starting fresh...in Life and in Blogging. Since last October, I have been helping Mr. Tractor take care of his mother who suffered with Dementia and declining health. At age 93, March 14, 2016 my sweet mother-in-law passed away surrounded by those of us who loved her and had cared for her. She passed away as graciously as she lived her life.
Anyone who has ever been a caregiver knows what I mean when I say care-giving takes over your life. In our case, we both cared for my mother for 11 yrs and then Mr. Tractor's (Roger) mother for 2-5 yrs. We have actually been caregivers for over 20 yrs total.
Lately, I am even more aware just how short life truly is and want to live each day with purpose, love, and gratitude. Therefore, my next phase...Empty Nest Part II as I am naming it ... will be lived, told, laughed/cried about and then written down as a way to leave a written legacy for my family. Does that make sense?
I'm not sure who my readership will include, if anyone, but I promise to leave a little of myself in each post so that my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will KNOW who their Mother or Grandmother was as a person. Since I've experienced loss of family and close friends in the last 6 months, I am only reminded of the brevity of life and the importance of making the most of each day.
Today, on this rainy Easter Sunday, I'm going to leave pictures of a few quilts and quilty projects in progress that I have put needle and thread to either by hand or machine.