11 May 2011

A Great Visit

I'm home, back from a fabulous visit with my parents. You know what we did? Nothing really...and it was glorious. Every single relaxing, quiet, sweet moment was amazing.

I hardly took any pictures. I'm just not a picture person. I know, blasphemy, hold my tongue! But it's true.

I did manage to take a few little shots around our backyard.

So what made my visit so great? Simply put, just being with my parents in our home in the country.

Dad's building a pigeon coop. Dad grew up racing homing pigeons and has always wanted to get back into it, but there were always reasons and excuses not to. But he said that he had a coming-to-Jesus meeting around his 60th birthday and Jesus told him to build a coop.

More information on this classic sport can be found here.

Mom and I did what we do best. We read, and hugged, and talked, and shopped.

I also shaved the rest of her hair.

She told me that a daughter isn't supposed to do that kind of stuff. I disagree. That is exactly what we're supposed to do.

Mom is doing well and had a great report from the doctor today. The large lump in her breast is now a little lump, and that's with only 2 chemo treatments! Mom's 3rd treatment is Monday and then just 3 more to go.

I am so proud of her. All of the side effects are just proof that the treatment is working. It's all temporary. It will all get better.


  1. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful visit with your parents. You're mom is so lucky to have you and this, too, shall pass.

    I'm proud of you and your mom and I've been thinking about both of you a lot. {hugs}

  2. It will all get better. Many prayers for your mama.

    So happy you got to spend time with them! How far apart are you anyway? I bet it felt wonderful to be home. :)

  3. Laura, so glad you had a great visit with your parents. I'll be praying for your mom.

  4. I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time together. Hoping things continue to go well.

  5. I am so glad that you had a beautiful visit with your parents!! It sounds like a wonderful time was had! xoxoxo

  6. Glad you had such a lovely time. And that's very positive news about your mother x x x

  7. The best moments that I have with my mother is when we go on reading binges.... wine, chocolate, great food and good books:)

  8. I agree. That is totally what you are supposed to do. And I think it's good about your dad. He probably needs a hobby at this point in his life too.

  9. glad to hear your mom is doing better. glad you were able to enjoy some time with her. :)

    the picture of you is too cute!

  10. can i just remind you how cute your hair is? but you already knew that...


  11. Glad to hear that your mom is doing better and that you had a good trip

  12. so glad you had a great visit. I'm a new{ish} reader, didn't know about your mom. sending lots of love and prayers to you and your family! So glad to hear her treatments are going well.

    Hang in there, one day at a time.

    My husband is a leukemia survivor...coming up on 8 years! Chemo is not a fun process, but the end result is well worth it!


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