Monday, April 16, 2018

Like the Movie, Groundhog Day

We wake up and there is snow on the ground.  Even I, as a lover of snow, has had enough.  
On one of the few non snowy mornings, we were delighted to attend a concert at Penny's school.
As the boys drove to school, The Girls walked.  Penny was thrilled to have Grandpa and Grandma come to her school and see her performance.  First some playing on the playground.  I was introduced to many of Penny's friends.  To one friend she said, "This is my grandma, her name is Penny.  I was named after her."
My heart was so full that she introduced me that way.  Of course her little friend said to me, "Hi Penny!"  Such a treat.
The school has this program thing down to a science.  The early program is just for the little ones.  You don't have to sit through the whole program of all the classes, like in my Catholic school days.
It was like penance for me back then, and later for my kids...Kids would faint every year standing on the risers.
Anyway, this was great, the song was awesome.  Penny kept the beat and showed off some of her  great dance moves.  She also managed to wave at us, and smile.  It was tremendous.
No bias whatsoever. ;-)

Then our week turned sad and somber. On this wintry Monday morning, my thoughts are for my friend Jean who had her first chemo last week, and then things got scary.  To make a long story short, Jean is now in intensive care.  So many problems arose and she was so weak, she was rushed to the hospital.
I was able to hold my friend's hand in the emergency room during some of the never ending tests, pokes and prods.  Another dear friend Jane, was there with Jean's husband when we arrived.   Jean has been through so much since September when this whole thing started. It was good to be together to help Jean,  but also good so we could lean on each other.  It is so hard to see someone you love suffer, I hope we were a small comfort.

All these complications are frightening.   All she asks is for prayers.  If you are so inclined, please remember my friend Jean in your prayers.  
 I light a candle as a constant prayer, and hope for healing and comfort for a wonderful, kind, generous and thoughtful woman.  Dear Lord, this girl needs a break! Amen.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kindness.
Enjoy this beautiful day.
Love, Penny 


Melanie said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jean. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. Cancer is such an evil disease. Just in the past few weeks, a friend's husband found out he has lung cancer and now my aunt may have thyroid cancer.

If you are not too busy, I am still looking forward to hearing from you about the end of April.

Lynne said...

Sad for your Jean . . . I will light a candle too . . .
What a joy to see Penny in her spring program.
Loved the introduction and wave . . .
The weather is awful, ice here, thick!
Too heavy to shovel or for our small snow blower.
No luck getting a plow here today . . .
Tomorrow is a new day . . .

Lynne said...

I will light a candle for your Jiean too . . .
Sad to see a friend suffer . . .
Love that you were present for her.

Delightful to see Penny’s spring program . . .
Loved the introduction and the wave . . ..

The weather is unbelievable . . .we have ICE . . . thick . . .
I called two plow people today, no luck, each had removed their plow already from their trucks.

(I have written this 3x . . . Hope this takes!)

Barb Langlois said...

I am sure you were just beaming as Penny hung with you at school. So sweet.
Prayers indeed for dear sweet Jean. Stay strong!