This is my family room. Filled with toys for visiting children...but when my sweetest babygrand cannot visit, we still play. Penny wants me to read her books, play with the dollhouse, play with the shape sorter. I play, Penny tells me what to do, she watches. Sometimes she plays and I watch. Last week it was play dough. Mom made a batch of homemade play dough, and Penny sat in her highchair for 2 hours playing and talking. I was her audience, as she patted and rolled, cut with play utensils. The Ipad is the way we stay connected. Penny tells us what she wants to see around the house...when she wants to see Grandpa in a funny hat, when she wants to see the wagon outside. It's not the same as being there, but so much fun.
Things are settling in. Mikey is happy and keeping in touch with this old Mom. I am keeping busy, appreciating my husband and his patience and love...Finding my way in this new season of life.
I just wanted to mention Robin Williams. Our whole family is mourning his loss. I have never heard my husband laugh the way he does at Robin's stand up comedy. The Live at the Met show is one of my dearests favorites. I first loved Robin in The World According to Garp, Awakenings, his appearances on Johnny Carson and David Letterman and in countless other films. I don't remember ever feeling so sad to lose someone I never met. Life is so precious, I can't understand the dark place he was in to take that sacred life. I hope that the outpouring of love and the thousands of stories of Robin's kindness are a comfort to his family, and help for all of those who suffer in silence. Life is priceless and help is within reach. God rest Robin's beautiful soul.
Everyday is a gift, enjoy this beautiful day my friends.