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December 30, 2009

Good Bye Christmas, Hello New Year, and Little Ma to Boot

Got up this morning and decided to take the tree down and pack up all the Christmas decorations. I usually save this task for January 1st. I really don't know why I chose to do this today, but this way I'll have more time for sewing.

 My mother has been a constant inspiration in my life. Not only on the really important life lessons, but the sewing kind as well.  Ma has always sewn, and made most of my clothes as I grew up. She has been quilting for as long as I can remember.  Unfortunately about three years ago, she was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration.You can read about it here. She is/was a smoker, and unfortunately most of the treatments out there are dangerous for smokers.  Any way, she continues to sew quilts, and up until recently could thread a needle quicker than I could. She made a quilt for her neighbors this  Christmas, my sister Judy quilted it and Ma presented it to Robert and Maria with the promise to bind it after the holiday. Well Ma called me  today very frustrated because she couldn't see to finish the hand sewing. Its an easy fix really, I hope to have it  done by tomorrow.
My Mother has overcome a lot of adversity in her life and can't help but feel a little outraged at her medical condition. I don't think she deserves it. I know things happen for a reason and God has his own plan, and I leave it in his hands.... It doesn't make it any easier to watch.
I'm so proud of you Ma, you never give up and take whatever life hands you with good old Yankee fortitude.

Well this is offically my last rant for 2009. I try not whine or complain to much because life is really too short and ya just need to get on with living.  I wish all of you my blogging friends a peaceful and prosperous new year ahead. Bring it on 2010!


Micki said...

Your mother sounds lovely, and I can see how much you love her.

Rachel said...

How very frustrating for your poor mother. I think it would be horrible to lose the sense of sight when everything you love to do depends on it. Lucky for her, she has you to help!

Happy New Year, Patty!

Judy C said...

Happy new Year sister of mine.
just want you to know how proud I am that I can claim you as not only my sister but my best friend, you are a wonderfull person and I love you.

Melinda Cornish said...

she sounds just wonderful and you are so lucky to have her! it sounds like you come by quilting naturally..I took my tree and decorations down felt good and I thought the house would look bare but it doesnt! Come on over and enter my little giveaway!!!!