Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome home Granny!!

If you read Taylor's blog, which I know most of you do, you all know that Mom had back surgery on the 10th of September. She was discharged from Healthsouth at 11:15 this morning!! She is doing absolutely great. Everyone who worked with her in rehab was so complimentary of how quickly she was progressing. We are all so proud of her! She is definitely a trooper.

Cathy flew in on Wednesday to be with her for the next 2 weeks. She drove up every day to spend some time with Mom and we knew that there was no telling what all she was doing down here! She spent time cleaning out the refrigerator and making sure that all the laundry was caught up and that the already clean house was even a little cleaner. She also stocked the refrigerator so that they will not go hungry. Besides being a domestic goddess, she did some of our Christmas shopping a little bit early. You should know by now that my son-in-law, Gene, built a deck on the back of Mom's house on Labor Day weekend. It is awesome!! Mom had bought a 3 piece set of patio furniture that we had enjoyed before she went to the hospital. However, it only had 2 chairs with it so we knew that we were going to have to find more. Cathy and her friend, Monica, got out yesterday and found this great piece to go with what she already had. They bought and repotted the mums into the pots that they found, which match perfectly! It is absolutely beautiful!! Before Cathy would even let Mom sit down, she walked her to the deck so that she could see her surprise. She was completely surprised and very excited, as was I who had not seen it either!

Isn't it pretty?

This is the set that she had bought. It just looks great all together!
We had a great reunion after we had seen the deck. Mom's sister, Ima, was already here when we got here and her other sister, Rose, and her husband, Jim, came in a few minutes later. Rose had made pies for Mom. One coconut and one chocolate! I had a little of the coconut, it was awesome.

Of course Johnny and Pat came up. (Pat is in the next picture.) Sorry Johnny, I couldn't resist posting your picture, we so rarely get one of you!

Here you can see Pat on the sofa and Mom's other sister, Ima, in the chair. It just made Mom's day for them to all come to see her on her first day home. She was very pleasantly surprised!

We took full advantage of the beautiful weather and had lunch on the deck. It was so very good to see the three Martin girls together again and hear them laughing together. What a wonderful day!!

Don't they look great all together? I am so thankful for the wonderful family that I have been allowed to be a part of.
I didn't get any pictures of Cathy or myself, but we were both here as well and enjoying every minute of the family reunion!! Cathy had gotten a vegetable tray, some fruit mix, cheese dip and of course, Pizza Parlour pizza! What a homecoming!!!