Saturday, March 12, 2016

Life and death

It has been a very long emotional week.  Our granddaughters Goose and KTBug lost their other grandmother.  She passed early this morning.   She has battled cancer for 14 years but it was ALS that took her life.  She suffered all week in Hospice.
I was happy that I could help with my granddaughters and their cousins.  They stayed home all week.  My son and his sil would come home in the late evening .  Their neighbor and my husband gave me a little breaks.  It is very sad.
Also this week we had a scare.  Blood tests for the new baby showed high levels for Trisomy 18 and Down Syndrome.  They had to see a specialist .  They did an ultra sound and it came out okay.  Then they did amnio and we waited.  They had a 50/50 chance of Trisomy 18.  It would be a fatal condition.  The nurse called me yesterday with good news.  The baby is okay.  She had been so nice to call me and explain.  My son and his girlfriend were overwhelmed and didn't understand.  So I know now that it is a baby girl.  They have named her Jubilee. Now we have to wait til August to meet her.
While we mourn the loss of a special person, we celebrate a new life in the near future.



These beautiful daffies have been growing since December.  They didn't get very tall but what a blessing that they bloomed yesterday.

19 comments:

Miss Merry said...

My mother passed from ALS. How cruel to get that disease after battling cancer, too. I pray she is at peace. I am so glad to hear good news of the baby. I cannot imagine the prayers that were burning their way to heaven for Miss Jubilee! It is the cycle of life, isn't it.

Betsy said...

What a week for you. I will keep your family in my prayers. I'm so happy to hear about little Jubilee. What a relief for all of the family.
Blessings,
Betsy

Karen Mortensen said...

So sorry about the girls grandmother passing away. That is always hard to deal with and see. Glad things are okay with the baby. Love the name.

PatC - All is Bright said...

So sorry about the loss but so glad the baby will be alright. Many blessings to the family. God is good.

Consider It All Joy said...

Debby, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I knew you mentioned that it was coming, but it is always hard. Yet, I am SO thankful for the good news about the newest soon to be granddaughter! Praise God! Many blessings and prayers being sent your way! Cindy xo

Susie said...

Debby, So sorry about the other grandmother...you will just have to hug the grands more . The lady is at peace now. Wishing good news for all of you. Don't let the stress get to you Debby...God is beside you. Sending you hugs. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Julia said...

Debby, I'm so sorry to hear the sad new of the other grandmother passing. ALS is such a devastating disease and so is cancer.

What a frightening time this must have been for all of you. I'm so glad that the Jubilee will be OK. Praying the baby will be growing normal and be born healthy when the time comes. Take care of your self and take time to rest.
Hugs,
JB

vivian said...

so sad to lose special people in our lives. I dont like to think about it honestly. but new life.. I love to look forward too! Im glad the tests came back ok for your little Jubliee to be! not too much longer and we well welcome another little granddaughter into our lives! Tiffany is scheduled for a C section on april 18th! cant wait! (Im sure she cant either!)
have a nice day my friend!
xoxo
vivian

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a roller coaster of emotions going on in your heart. Take care and keeping everyone in my prayers. ((HUGS))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry for the sadness in your family. But there's always so much to be thankful for too. Sending you lots of hugs, Diane

Arlene Grimm said...

What a week Debby!! I know you were overwhelmed. And isn't that just life, people coming and going? Being a Nana, my heart goes out to your grands, they are fortunate to have you!

Carol said...

I'm so sorry, Debby, for your family's loss. That is wonderful news about the baby.

Warm hugs,
Carol

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, ALS is such an awful disease, at least she has found peace now. So glad your little granddaughter is fine, bless her. Take care, hope there is lots of sunshine coming your way. Pam in Norway xx

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It's never easy to lose a loved one. While in the midst of sorrow, I know the good health of your expected grandbaby helped.

pballard said...

So Sorry for the families loss. What a beautiful name Jubilee is. Thanks for visiting my blog. Londyn will have a baby sister in July sometime named after my dad his name was Harlo so she is naming him Harlow Jane. I am overjoyed. Blessings!

Edna B said...

What wonderful news about the new baby's health, and what a beautiful name they've chosen for her. You are blessed my friend. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

A Joyful Cottage said...

I'm very sorry about your family's loss. Jubilee is the perfect name for this baby girl in light of the celebration her parents must be experiencing now. I'm so glad the test revealed all is normal. Something to thank God for, His grace is amazing. Hugs, Nancy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope things are going better now. I'm still keeping everyone in my prayers. I wanted to tell you that I posted about a neat Etsy shop today that I know you would like. I thought of you when I did the post! We love so many of the same things! Hugs, Diane

Stange and ich said...

that is beautiful! So with springtime :-)
sunny greetings
Antje