On Sunday afternoon, between church services, we visited with my mother-in-law, Clara, who turned 94! She is in a nursing home as she has dementia.
Even though she isn't mobile and doesn't remember us much, Clara still has a wonderful
sense of humour and all the staff just love her. Clara was a hard worker, helping on the
dairy farm alongside her husband, raising 3 children, gardening, sewing, quilting and baking.
She was strong both in body and spirit and it's sad to see her just sitting and not 'knowing'
what day or even decade it is. She's a special lady!
We took her for a 'walk' through the building which is brand new and
very brightly painted to cheer the residents. There are several lounge areas
and patios the residents and visitors can enjoy.
That is Murray's sister and brother-in-law and Murray pushing his mum.
Every corridor is named after communities in and around Fredericton
that the residents would recognize. There are vintage photographs on each
hall that represent the community name. I think it's a wonderful way to
familiarize the residents of where they are and where their room is.
This is the view from the 3rd floor of the St. John River valley which
still has high water along the edges. The river is behind the trees.
There is a bald eagle's nest in this pine tree.
I think that may be an eagle sitting on the left side of the nest.
All in all it was a good 'long' weekend with the Victoria Day holiday on Monday.
We got a lot accomplished and we celebrated the birthday of a wonderful lady.
It looks like we may have 2 sunny warm days in a row before
it rains for 2 more days. Such is spring this year. The gardens are growing, although
they aren't blooming much yet. The fruit trees are just starting to show buds and the
wild cherry trees are blossomed. The hummingbirds came to the feeder on Sunday
for the first time. The birds are nesting in our trees and there are little eggs waiting
to hatch. It's a beautiful season ~ rain or sun.
My heart goes out to the thousands who have suffered from the tornados and flooding
in the U.S., the flooding in Quebec and Manitoba, and the terrible fires that destroyed
most of the small town of Slave Lake, Alberta. Such terrible devastation!
We are praying for you all.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my recent posts. I appreciate
each one of you so much and enjoy hearing from you.
I have been having a bit of difficulty commenting on some blogs and hope the comment problems
will be cleared up soon. I am still visiting you all!
Have a wonderful day! The sun is shining here! :-)