A Mom forever

From the moment you know youre going to be a Mom, it never stops.  You are always and forever changed.  In mostly good ways.

Neil is 30something.  He called to tell me Happy Mother’s Day, which was delightful.  I usually talk to him once a week or so, but it is still nice that he thought to call.  We talked for a few minutes, then he needed to get off the phone in a hurry.  William was having an allergic reaction to yogurt and needed to go to the ER.  Then I waited.

And waited.

And waited.  for what seemed like forever.  Of course this is true when you have no clue what is going on far away.  You only know your grandson is sick, covered in hives…. and coming from an allergic family…and knowing all the possibilities…. well, Grandma can think all kinds of things.  And one of the things I was thinking about was how my little baby boy was feeling the pain of HIS baby boy being sick.  See?  You cant unring the bell.  You cant undo the Mom thing.  It just happens.

William is ok.  He went to the allergist again today and was tested for more than he was prior.  This time it was a blood test, since he had had IV Benadryl in the ER.  Now all 4 of them… Neil, Yvonne and both kids have their own epi pens.  Scary.  Scary that they are all 4 so allergic to various things that they need their own.

So for Mother’s Day, my gift is that the kids are fine.  That my grandchildren are relatively healthy, growing and beautiful.  Take a look for yourself!

Elizabeth…. the big sister at age 4…..

And happy boy William, 9 mos and wanting to walk.


We had a different Amish crew today.  The foreman’s son in law and 4 grandchildren were in their buggy Friday nite when a drunk driver hit it.  All 5 are in the hospital.   I bet they are all crazy with worry.  I know I would be.   This is the second time in less than a week that an Amish buggy was hit on the same stretch of road.  The other man hurt was from the same Amish community, same extended family I think.

The crew today did a great job.  Part of the time it rained and they just put on their jackets and hats and kept moving.

Trusses tomorrow.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TeresaL
    May 12, 2008 @ 22:04:49

    Waiting is such a difficult thing to do. I’m glad little William is okay. Epi-pens for the family….rotten that they are needed but how wonderful the medication and technology is there to help those that need it.

    Frightening about the family injured. I hope every one will be okay.

    Great progress on the addition.


  2. Sharon Dixon
    May 12, 2008 @ 22:08:02

    Gayle, you must have been frantic with worry. I’m so glad that everything turned out okay. I carry an epi-pen myself and I know how scary allergic reactions can be.

    I hope the Amish family recovers….how awful!


  3. sammi
    May 12, 2008 @ 22:58:45

    thank goodness for epi-pens. being a camping and “downriver” kind of person, the pen has saved me more than once …. and tho’ you hate to think of a little one needing it, i am grateful it is there.

    Please God, take care of the Amish family that is so faithful to You.


  4. Jan
    May 13, 2008 @ 07:24:18

    Sending you a hug! Always unnerving!

    The addition is look great! Sending up prayers for the Amish family as well. There’s just no words to describe that.


  5. freda1951
    May 13, 2008 @ 15:46:26

    I’m glad William is all right Gayle. Sending a big hug your way. I will keep the Amish family in my prayers. I only wish alcoholic drinks had never been discovered.


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