Over the last few weeks, my life has been a whirlwind. After Kelli and I got back from seeing Bonnie Hunter in Moline at the beginning of April, I started scrambling to get things together for our family Easter and my trip to Cincinnati to the International Quilt Festival. Just as I was ready to leave for Cincinnati, my husband’s mom took a turn for the worst. She was 91 and in the nursing home.
We debated about whether I should leave or not. In the end I went.
When I got back, she had gotten worse. Tuesday we went for a visit and said goodbye. The next morning, the minister came to visit, said a prayer with her and a few minutes later, she passed away.
Thursday the family got together to make arrangements. Friday all my kids came home and we traveled back to Minnesota for the wake. Saturday we were hurrying out the door to the funeral when the phone rang and we were told the baby chicks were in and we should go to the post office to pick them up….how could that happen?
We took two vehicles to the funeral. The kids ended up going home after the funeral and hubby and I stayed on. The kids (and their significant others) were AMAZING!! They came home, cooked food and cleaned house, even the refrigerator and laundry rooms which had barely been touched since the 1st of the month!! They also picked up the baby chicks, brought them home, and set up their housing.
I am exhausted and sad. My Mother in Law, was a great lady. She was a hard worker, good cook, gardener, canner, volunteer, great housekeeper, and good grandmother to our kiddos. She was very accepting of me and always, always, made me feel welcome in the family.
I do have to say that these little chicks came at the perfect time.
There are 28 in all. This little gal (as well as all the others) have been enjoying lots of attention.
We have a couple chairs set up by the pen and we seem to find ourselves there petting baby chicks and reminiscing about Grandma.