Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sweetness Personified

The angelbaby has gone to the hospital twice to see grandma since she had her TIA a week ago. Both times she sat on the edge of the bed and just held her hand without really saying much. Afterward she tried to explain how difficult it was for her to communicate.

She said that in her head there was so much that she wanted to say but when she saw Grandma sitting there in bed she was just so happy that she was okay that it was so hard for her to say anything at all. Every time she tried to talk she would choke up and was afraid she would start to cry with tears of relief, so she just kept quiet and held Grandma's hand.

It was so nice to hear that the angelbaby realizes that Grandma's health issues are really serious, but that she also realizes that what Grandma needs is her presence, and not so much to have conversation going on anyway.

We are visiting Grandma every day in the hospital, but we aren't asking the kids to go every day. Hopefully as Grandma gets stronger, angelbaby's visits will get easier.



Suzanne said...

That's sweet. How are the other kiddos doing?

Mimi said...

That is so sweet, sniff, sniff.
Continued prayers for your mom. and hugs to you.