Greg's back problem prevents him from travelling and after much deliberation, I chose to travel down to Albuquerque alone to pay our respects and say goodbye to a much loved and respected Mom. Whilst my three days in sunny New Mexico were overshadowed by her demise, I had the opportunity to spend time with geographically distant but much loved family. I had three days to be granny to 4 little sweethearts, I was a trampoline.....pacifier....back scratcher and body cushion. I watched Sponge Bob the Movie three times, I hugged and snuggled and I held my breath as 2 little daredevils revved up the throttles on pint sized motor bikes and fearlessly wobbled their way to the STOP sign.( thank goodness !!!) Thank you Amanda and Jason for your hospitality, thank you, Jaden, Jordin and Coltan for all the Granny hugs and Maddox for those special smiles. The reason for my trip to Albuquerque was desperately sad but somehow Moms leaving was a time for her family, young, old and older to recognize that we ARE family and that is her legacy to us. With love and thanks Mom.
Take care, treasure the time we have together. M