Yesterday was kinda special to me for only one reason(my husband and I don't do anything!)because I went to see my Grandma Ella Mae in the nursing home. For those of you that don't know her(my Barn's named after her)-she's my mom's mom and I've been close to her all of my life.
She's always done special things for me-helped me make my junior prom dress-and then helped me cut a hole where the belly button was-that kind of thing your mom would never do! She was in the nursing home a few months back and then was able to go home. Her strength and health had improved and we were hope full she would get to stay there. But then a couple of weeks ago she got dehydrated and went into the hospital. She ended up back in the nurshing home and became less of herself.
You know how it goes-the days go by and you just don't take time to go and see her-that's how it was when she was at home. Work, home were just more important(or so I thought). Her going into the nursing home has been a real wake up call for me. I see what's really important-the moments we take each day -to make someone else happy-it returns to you-in ways you can't imagine.
Yesterday was really hard for me-I just kept looking around, seeing all those old people and realizing how quickly life goes and we're all going to be there one day in some shape and form.
I had been teasing my Grandma for several months that with her short hair(my mom cuts it for her) that I was going to spike it and paint it pink. Last week-in her little, tiny voice she said-paint my hair pink. So I went prepared yesterday to make her Valentine's Day memorable!
I sprayed her hair(the pink is great on her!) and painted her nails a glittery pink! Here's to you Grandma!
For more on her go to http://ellamaesbarngathering.blogspot.com/2011/02/ella-maes-valentine-surprise.html