Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Back

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Passover is over, a nearly didn't happen getaway trip to Dublin for Jay and I has come and gone again, we've said goodbye to my parents, the kids have returned to school, and I'm blogging catching up on work and on endless mountains of laundry and all the usual crap which piles up when you're not looking. There was a serious health issue underscoring everything we did which made this visit a lot more complex and challenging but at the end of the day we all enjoyed each other and treasured our time spent together all the more despite, or perhaps because of, the difficulties which nearly (and in all honesty should have) prevented its happening.
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I'm not going to go into the details here, it still feels too raw for blog fodder, but keep those good thoughts heading towards my mother as she recuperates (we still don't know how much or how long) from a debilitating (and debilitatingly painful) injury.

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I'll leave you instead with this picture from a very lovely but very chilly Dublin (waving to Mimi whom I had the pleasure of meeting last week), taken while Jay and I were away and my parents were fulfilling the promise to watch their grandchildren which my mother flatly refused to break.

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22 comments:

meredith said...

I hope your mom is ok. Will they continue on with their trip as planned?

Robin said...

No, they realized (or rather my mother finally accepted that) it would be much too difficult so they cancelled and flew straight home from here. She's pretty disappointed but finally realizes what my father had been telling her for weeks, that it just wasn't realistic right now.

Dina said...

Wow, what a change of scenery.
Glad you could get away. Glad you are back and settling down to blessed routine.
Your mother was brave to come.

Mojo said...

Fantastic! Oh, my Canon and I could feast on just what I can see in this frame. Wow.

Please send your mom my very best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. I'll keep good thoughts for her.

Anonymous said...

Your photos and writing was missed. Glad to see you are back and thinking good thoughts for your mother. Linda

Mama Pajama said...

Glad you're back, sorry your mom's not well...send her my best! ♥

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh no! I hope your mother recovers quickly.

Liz said...

Hope you had a wonderful time in Dublin, and that your mother has a quick recovery!

Yaelian said...

Nice to have you back Robin.And hope your Mother gets well soon..

quilly said...

I am looking forward to more photos from your trip. I offered prayers for healing and strength for your mother.

Jill said...

Hello stranger... looking forward to hearing about your trip ... Hope your mother has a speedy'ish recovery!

Chag Sameach.

Julia Smith said...

Glad you got to go on your trip, but I hope things will improve for your mom. My own mom has a habit of thinking that because her disability cheque turned into a retirement cheque, her health issues are magically downgraded (?!?) It can be a challenge to get her to look after herself.

Daryl said...

Sending good thoughts to your mom (and dad who I am sure was stressed) and loving the photo ..

Maribeth said...

I hope your Mom is doing better. Please tell her I became a member at Altrusa last night!

Janet said...

Glad to hear you got to go to Dublin and I hope your Mom recovers quickly!

Mimi said...

Waving back!!!
That's a lovely shot, more blue than I remember the sky (touchup??)!
It was lovely to meet you, and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Dublin!
Hope your Mum gets better really soon Robin.

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bermudabluez said...

Hope your mom is feeling better and glad you had a good time on your visit!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh Robin, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I hope her recovery goes well.

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

love the photo and indeed, sending all good thoughts to you and yours!

sarah said...

wondering where you disappeard to, I was also more than happy to have passover behind us and the kids back in school after almost 3 weeks and feeling like more. Hoping your mother has a quick and easy recovery.

maryt/theteach said...

I sure hope your Mom will recuperate and get better quickly, Robin.

I'm glad you kept your plans to visit Dublin (in the land of my ancestors). :)