Knitting and waiting

I hope you all had a wonderful mother’s day (and thank you for all the well wishes for my Mama!). My brother and fam popped in to see her and had a wonderful day.

Unfortunately, things weren’t so grand for Dave and I, or his family. I can’t remember if I’ve told you, but his grandma had been in the hospital for the past couple of weeks. On Wednesday, we got the news that she wouldn’t be coming back home. Unfortunately, she would be moving to a hospice, the hospital was just waiting on an opening.

Friday, things took a turn for the worst. She stopped eating and drinking, and now it’s just a matter of days. The hospital is doing everything they can to keep her comfortable and pain-free, but there is nothing anyone can do but be with her and wait.

It’s almost a three hour drive for us, but both Saturday and Sunday, we made the trip to spend as much time by her bedside that we could. Dave played music for her and talked, while I sat by with my knitting.

This sock was actually finished before we went. While there I knit 3/4 of the second sock, but I haven’t taken a picture yet, so this one is all you get. It was helpful to have some cheerful colours to work with in such a gloomy situation.

Hug your loved ones tight, and stitch every stitch while you can.

12 thoughts on “Knitting and waiting

  1. So sorry to hear about Dave’s Grandma. It is hard and sad to watch someone in that condition, but I am glad you were both able to visit her on Saturday and Sunday. Wishing her peace and sending hugs to you and Dave.


  2. Araignee

    Oh, my…I am so sorry to hear this. Hold on to all your wonderful memories as they will be a comfort in this difficult time. Dave sounds like he was a dream grandson and he has a lot to be proud of and that’s just my take from reading your blog posts all these years. I’m sure there’s so much more. Hugs…..


  3. Patty

    I’m so sorry to read about Dave’s grandma. It’s a comfort to know the hospital is doing all they can for her. Sending hugs and peace to your family.


  4. Life is precious and fleeting, and being with a loved one at the of the journey is a blessing. I’m glad Dave played music for his grandmother and talked with her on your visits this weekend: I’m sure it was a comfort to her and to Dave. Give your special guy a big hug for being a wonderful and caring grandson.


  5. So sorry and sad to hear about Dave’s Grandmother. Glad you both were able to spend time with her over the weekend. From reading your blog for years, Dave sounds like a wonderful and compassionate grandson. From Sunday’s post, I am so glad to read about how well your Mom is recovering. Sending thoughts and prayers.


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