Monday, September 10, 2007
Rainy Days and Mondays...
always get me down. Well, to be honest, not always, but this has been a down day. We have made the decision that it is time to take Nikko in. There is no longer any joy in her life and she is frightened and agitated most of the time. So today is my last full day with her. I have spent most of it sitting with her and working on some knitting. I finished my first Monkey sock, which you see here with Nikko. Probably her last photo on my blog. So sad to think about. Tears have flowed already and I can't imagine what shape I'll be in tomorrow. (The appointment is at 2:00 pm) Steve offered to take her alone, but I know in my heart I need to go along, as hard as it will be. It will be the last small bit of comfort I can give her after a lifetime of love and companionship. Good byes are so hard.
The weekend was good, with Kirstin home for the first time from college. It was so nice to have her back! She is doing well at school and enjoys her classes. (For the most part...) We spent Sunday afternoon at the shower for Mallory. What a wonderful blessing that was. It was at our church and so many women came to shower Mallory with prayers and good wishes for their upcoming life together. Kirstin was able to finally give them the queen size rag quilt that she made for them this summer. It is done in their colors and turned out beautifully.
I wish I had more shower photos to share, but guess what? I forgot my camera! I never forget my camera. I think I'm losing my mind. I was able to take this picture of Mallory and Ryan with Mallory's two Grandma's that came up for the shower. It was so nice to meet them and have them come for this special day. (Along with Mallory's mom and sister). Next Sunday I'll be traveling to their hometown for another shower. What fun! We are truly blessed!
Well, I best be heading back downstairs to check on Nikko. I think I'll cast on my second Monkey sock and keep knitting the day away. I'll give Nikko hugs from all of you! Thanks so much for all your kind words and sympathy. I know many of you understand what we're going through.
Until Next Time...