Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Today's musings

The most pressing thought is about my son and DIL.  They have lost the baby.  I am going to sound terrible here, but it is both sad and a blessing.  Any loss of a child, at any stage, is terrible.  She has had at least three miscarriages (my daughter says three, but I think more).  Brian put it well last night when he told me "it's happened before, but not this late."

She had finally told the other three kiddos, and they were going to this ultrasound with them yesterday.  But they are so young, I don't think they will fully understand what this means.  So today at 11 am she went for a DandC.  It is sad.

But at the same time, I will admit (and I will admit that it is NOT my life) that I wasn't thrilled about a new baby.   She had just begun to go back to school to become a nurse.  At the rate she was going, it was going to take a long time as it was.  She only took two classes last semester and is looking at only one this coming one.  The youngest will be 4 in February.  This means full-time school for him is just around the corner, and more serious classes could be taken.  

DIL has worked so hard on losing weight.  She is out to make additional income for the family as being a coach with this company that sells workout DVDs and nutritional supplements.  The selling could still be done, but there is always the dreaded baby weight.

I do see this as a blessing to them, but it is still sad.  I hope I don't come across as too harsh on this.  

In lighter news, my daughter's birthday is the 18th.  She doesn't know what she wants for her birthday.  I don't know what she wants for her birthday.  She, like me, buys what she wants when she wants it.  Ugh!  Gift giving gets so difficult!  

I wanted to show you the teacher's gifts.  I used my phone to take the picture, and rather than hook the phone to the computer, I emailed the picture.  So I had to finally go to that email address (not my usual) to download the picture, and so on, and so on.  But here are the hand sanitizers.  Five of them were easy-peasy.  The owl made me question my judgement!  I threw the first front part away because it was so horrible.  I loved the paisley print for them until I thought about her having two male teachers.  The paisley seemed to be too feminine, so I went back to search for other fabrics.  I came up with the brown.  I thought I had purple and I would use gold thread (school colors - purple and gold), but alas I must have gotten too organized when I "organized" the fabrics.   The owl is because one of her favorite teachers loves owls.

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

It's too bad about the baby but I believe things happen for a reason. Sad for them though. Love the little hand sanitizer holders. Very cute!

MartiDIY said...

I understand your thoughts about the baby, and like the above comment, I think these things happen for a reason though it's always sad to lose a life.

I love your hand sanitizers, especially the owl. I guess it was the hardest to make too.

Judy said...

I love the hand sanitizers. Something was wrong with the fetus or the pregnancy or she wouldn't have miscarried. In that case, it is sad, but who knows. If the fetus was not healthy, the baby might have died at birth or had a lifetime of problems, and you wouldn't want that. My oldest daughter had 5 miscarriages--always in the 13th week. She would have been a wonderful mother, but..........

JACKIESUE said...

sorry about the baby..maybe they should consider birth control...was that harsh?
love the hand sanitizers..you rock