Friday, August 10, 2007

Ernst's Wild Ride

It's quiet now but this past few days have been anything but!!
On Tuesday Michael, Jennyrose & I went up to have a visit with our Oldest daughter, Rebecca & our Grand daughter, Siobhan.
It was a nice trip up to Portland, on a beautiful sunny day.
Michael & I haven't seen Siobhan or Rebecca for a year....for's been much longer....five to be exact.

Rebecca went into labor the day of Jennyrose's 16th birthday...and our little Lambie was born the day *knew* that they would get along like two Bulls in a china shop...being Taurus & all....and that they did!! Never more than 3 feet away from each other ;)

We had 2 Award Winning days!!!!!

We went to the park, had a picnic & played for hours on the swing, jungle gyms,
slides and where-with-all.

Siobhan is a person of many faces. She is a total JOY 100% of the time!

We got a Hotel room with a after the park fun wore thin we jetted on over to the Hotel...Jennyrose and Siobhan spent an hour in the pool & then there was fun and games (provided by Grandma & Jennyrose) in the Hotel room.
Siobhan organized all of her clothes in the drawers, hung up her clothes...& put all of her toiletries out in the bathroom...reminding me that this was only behavior that was necessary for her in a Hotel room.
We ate pizza for dinner, played with paper dolls and pop beads and had a good time just being there together. Looking forward to more fun the next day.....more pool, more park!!

Behind the scenes was a very difficult situation.....Rebecca's long time mate, Tim....was dying.
He had had major surgery the week before and was to be recovering....BUT....that's not what happened. There were complications with the procedure that were too extensive to detail & during the time that we had Siobhan he left the Earth.
Rebecca was with many close mutual friends during his passing.

We feel honored to have been able to take care of Siobhan...buffering the pain until Rebecca was ready.
Bitter Sweet!


At Friday, August 10, 2007 10:05:00 PM, Anonymous janel said...

Oh Sheila and Rebecca, I'm so sorry for your pain. It's never easy to let go, but especially when it's unexpected it's hard. I am sending all good energies for healing and letting go.

Sheila, All your girls are so beautiful, I can see you and Michael shining through their eyes. I hope you all find a way to ease the pain.

At Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:30:00 PM, Anonymous AlisonH said...

Oh, goodness, Sheila, what a loss. And what joy to have Siobhan. Such a mixture of emotions: I keep thinking how necessary it is to have someone who needs you when you're grieving so intensely, and there's nobody so much in need as a new baby. And look at the smiles on her now!

At Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:52:00 PM, Blogger Barb said...

My heart goes out for the loss of Tim. I'll be thinking of Rebecca, Siobhan and of course the two of you. I'm so glad you got to spend time with Kate, Jennyrose, and Siobhan. You have a lovely family.

At Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:46:00 PM, Anonymous Lisa S said...

Your little granddaughter is quite the beauty and what a blessing for her to have you in her life when she learned the hard lessons of letting go of someone that she loves. Tim will protect her as will we. She just needs to keep renewing her oil for her feathers...I know that she will do it.

At Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:45:00 AM, Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Oh Sheila I'm so sorry. Your family is in my prayers.

At Sunday, August 12, 2007 4:36:00 PM, Anonymous AlisonH said...

I didn't say that well, while trying for a metaphor of a relationship, new between Jennyrose and Siobhan, growing and being so intensely beautiful.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 6:19:00 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

Bittersweet, indeed! I'm sure Tim will be deeply missed. All my sympathy for your family.

But, in the sweet department; it's certainly nice to hear that little girls still play with paperdolls.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 8:07:00 PM, Blogger jackie_knits said...

So sorry to hear what your beautiful family has had to cope with -- if hugs will ease the sorrow you know you have the biggest hug from me. Your granddaughter is very lucky to have you in her life just now.

At Monday, August 13, 2007 9:58:00 PM, Blogger Romi said...

Oh Sheila. I'm so very very sorry that your family has lost Tim.

At Friday, August 17, 2007 1:57:00 PM, Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, and my thoughts are with you and al your beautiful girls. Have a good time in Santa M.


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