Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No Ink Stains

I'm sorry that I haven't posted recently. I've had my ups and my downs. I've been nesting, deep cleaning, reading classic novels, planting seeds for my garden, learning how to make homemade yogurt, learning about sourdough starter, grinding my own wheat and making fresh bread a few times a week, and I just haven't felt like stamping. It's crazy. I feel like sewing and organizing and lots of other things, but no card groove has caught me. Also, I've been summoned to jury duty for the second half of April--so who knows when I'll get good and inky. This is by far the longest dry spell.

I'm 21 weeks and the doctor says I'm having another girl. That makes three. My husband feels outnumbered already. But the baby seems to be healthy and growing well--I can't ask for much more than that.

Today is what I term "my mom's survival anniversary." She was in a near-fatal car accident on this day 11 years ago and should have died. But they saved her. She spent more than a month in the ICU, months in a wheel chair, and many more months with a walker and cane. It's a special day for me because my mom is one of the most wonderful people I've ever known. She's my best friend. She has shown me how to overcome. Her life has gotten harder since her accident because people close to her have forgotten how fragile life is and treat her badly (which breaks my heart), but she keeps going. And I am extra grateful that God spared my mother this day 11 years ago.

I hope you're all doing well and I'll be blog hopping to get some inspiration from all of you talented ladies.

10 comments:

laos348 said...

What a wonderful story of your mom's survival. And congrats on another girl!

Stampin' Meg said...

What a blessing- thanks for sharing your Mom's story, Alana.

Lesa said...

Well it looks like God wasn't done with her yet. I am so glad you have had more years with her. My Mom and I have had some stressful times over the years and it is so hard to get back what you had. Stay close to her. We missed you! You so sound like me when my kids were little. I "used" to bake bread, make yogurt, grind the wheat you name it. Hee hee. Then I discovered stamping and it's so much more fun! ;) I still do the other occasionally, cause I wouldn't want to forget how. I am glad your baby is growing and doing well. Soon you will have a sweet bundle to cuddle and love on. We are getting a new grandson the first part of July. My daughter is trying again too. Hee hee. It is much easier letting someone else do the work. Have a great day!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the update Alana - I was thinking of you and wondering how you are doing - sounds like you have got lots of irons in the fire!! Take care of yourself and keep us posted on how you are doing!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on another girl, Alana! Little girls are so much fun.

I'm glad your mother survived her accident, too, and how awful for her to be treated poorly now. Some people don't know how good they have it, I guess.

Enjoy the nesting and the deep cleaning and all the neat things you're doing!

Kerry J. said...

Congrats on another girl and glad everything is going well! Sounds like your definitely keeping busy -I'm sure you'll start stamping again when the feeling hits! Thanks for sharing your mom's story.

Velta said...

Alana ~ Congratulations on your baby girl!!! Thanks for sharing that wonderful story about your mom. The Lord wanted her to stay around for a reason. Hope your spirits will get better with time. Thinking of you often :)

JazzyH said...

Congrat!!!

Thanks for sharing your story.

Lori J said...

Thinking of you, Alana. Hope all is well with you. :0)

Oki C5100 said...

First off I want to say that Im really upset that this blog was posted on my birthday and I didnt get to see it on my birthday! :)
I most definitely agree with a lot of people in here, throwing differnet views, different discussions. THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR!
:o)