Middle of the month already? That can only mean one thing. Time to join Alexa and her merry band of followers over at Trimming the Sails to record Simply a Moment.
The past five days were spent with my younger daughter at her home in Kent. She had various medical appointments on Monday that I wished to attend with her. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that my daughter has Sarcoidosis, specifically in her lungs and bones. She has been on a lengthy, painful and debilitating journey but at long last, there is a glimmer of hope. The nodules in her lungs and left hip are now dormant and the doctors are able to commence reducing the steroids to a much lower dosage. This is wonderful news. If you are not familiar with the long term use of steroids, two of the side effects are a tendency for weight gain and the risk of osteoporosis, a Catch 22 situation. She is to have another MRI scan shortly, as there is still concern about her right hip, but we are hopeful this is a muscular problem rather than sarcoidosis. My daughter will be 35 in June, and for three years has been unable to work. She has a very supportive husband and I am hoping that as she turns 35, there is a new chapter awaiting them and a lot to look forward to.
During my time with her, we were busy making decorations for our baby's Christening that will take place on Sunday. My daughter had printed out some of my patterns and cut them into circles for bunting - a real labour of love! We also made some large pom poms. Let's pray for a dry day on Sunday. They are going to look great decorating the garden.
Now you may be wondering, as this is Simply a Moment, when was that moment. I could record many from while I was with my daughter but as I was home for the 15th, I have chosen the following. Upon arrival home from Kent, as I got out of my car in the drive-way, I could hear that it was my grandchildren's bath-time. There were shrieks of laughter and a lot of splashing noises coming through an open window in the main house. I tapped on the window and heard, 'It's Granny. Granny's home'. Could there have been a better moment to record? Within an instant, I was enveloped in warm, damp hugs. I am so grateful to have my elder daughter and family now living just across the garden. No more returning to an empty home and a hug whenever one is really needed. I am so very fortunate.
I will be back after the weekend with some photographs of the Christening but in the meantime, don't forget to pop over to Alexa's and share your Moment.