I know it may seem like it, but I have not abandoned my blog. I have just had a huge family drama to deal with since I got back from our Thanksgiving trip.
As we drove back from Utah, I received a call that my beloved Aunt had collapsed and was in the hospital. She ended up being there for a week. After that she suffered every elderly persons nightmare as she was transferred to "The Nursing Home From Hell". Don't even get me started! The stories I could tell you would turn your hair white! I am simply appalled that, here in America, this is how we treat our elderly.
I have spent the last two weeks working to get her released into home health care with full-time caretaker in her home and wow, it has been a trial by fire but, yesterday I was able to get her released and settle her back in her own home. I am worried about whether it is the right move, but it is what she wanted.
Yesterday, as I was driving her home, I voiced my concern that this might not be the best thing for her health. She took my hand and with tears in her eyes told me not to doubt myself. She said,"Tacey, if I die tomorrow, I will be forever grateful to you for getting me out of that place." She is one of the most special people in my life. I am praying every day that this will work for her. I am asking my friends to do the same.
Of course, that isn't the only thing that has been going on. Amid all the turmoil and stress, the Lord did bless me with some special moments...
It will be the first grandchild on either side of the family. My friend Jeff says this fact makes him/her "The Golden Grandchild" or "The Anointed One." I can get behind that statement. After all, I did spontaneously break out singing the Hallelujah Chorus when I heard the news.
We will find out the baby's sex sometime in January and as soon as that happens...let the quilting begin!
Speaking of baby quilts, my wonderful, niece Amy sent me some photos of her new son Jack wrapped in the quilt I made for him.
And, just because I want to, here is a little eye candy from my favorite Utah quilt shop, Pine Needles.