Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lessons

We had an awesome MiMa day yesterday. MiMa is my husband's mom. We are her legal guardians. She has moderate mental, emotional and physical disabilities. We don't have many good days with her. Her behavior is extremely unpredictable. Which is so sad to me because she truly has so much to give. She is a talented musician and seamstress. Mima could be an amazing teacher to her grandchildren and she is when she chooses to. Yesterday she taught the girls how to use the sewing machine. It was such a beautiful sight watching them soak in every word of instruction she gave. My heart was full of joy. I know they will always remember and cherish the time they had with Mima yesterday. I really hope the fellowship they had with her shines more brilliantly than all the pain and broken promises that they have grown to know from her.



6 comments:

Brandi said...

How sweet and sad at the same time. I know it must be frustrating for you as well. The way you wrote it though shows how hard you work and will work to help your kids see the beautiful times more than the bad.

Brandi
PS the first comment, fyi

emily said...

Precious- pray the Lord allows these sweet memories to be etched in their memories!

adam said...

This just warms my heart to see. That's just cool. Thank you sweety for making that happen.

Kim and Gary said...

oh sweet, those memories will be cherished and its good that you are blogging them too, my mom wears special perfume around the kids so they will always smell that scent and think of her, even when she is gone, now tht is thinking ahead!
Love Kim
my grandma was bedridden and with a stroke, she lived with us and couldn't talk or move or anything, one day when I was little she simply nodded her head at a question I asked her and it still bring tears to my eyes it is a good memory for me. It took all she had.

Leah Dooley said...

She looks so happy to be teaching the girls. I bet it was just as amazing day for her as it was for y'all. The girls look like they're getting it!

Love you guys!

Laura said...

I am so glad to see that Steff! Aunt Lisa was wonderful with Alexandra the last time we were able to see her. She really got her going on the piano. Give my love to all! Thanks so much for the picture! I love it. Talk with you soon! Laura