Monday, December 20, 2010

Mother 86 Years Young

Yesterday I went through my normal morning routine, except I would not be having my early afternoon nap. It’s my mother’s 86th birthday and twelve of the family got together for lunch at a local restaurant to celebrate. As we all gathered around, I thought what a wonderful family I have. Everyone was so full of life … chatting with each other, catching up on all the news. My nieces and nephews are all couples now and have grown into fine young adults, with careers and talking about their great plans for the future. Mother just sat there glowing as she looked around the table surrounded by her children and her grandchildren … she was just so proud.

Because food is such an issue for me, I decided to look up the menu on the web the night before … thinking if there would possibly be anything I could order. In the end, D and I shared a burger and fries because that was what was popular at our end of the table. I had two bites of his burger and about four fries and it sat well with me. My thoughts now are that I can probably eat most anything as long as the portions are very very small. I even had one bite of cake to help celebrate the occasion. And everything came out ok … in the end … this morning.

As soon as we got home, I hit the sack for a nice long nap.

6 comments:

Dee said...

I'm glad that you had a great time with your family yesterday! Sounds like you're taking care of yourself, too!

Bernie said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your mother....I am so pleased that you were able to join her and your family members for the celebration, and happy to hear you are able to eat a bit more. Take care/I care......:-)Hugs

gillian said...

Happy 86th birthday to your mother!! Joyous occasions are wonderful.

Stacey said...

What a great milestone. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Joanie M said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

nancyspoint said...

Daria, I'm so happy you enjoyed the day with your mother. It sounds like it was a lovely day for all. I blog about mine, as well as breast cancer, and in fact posted about her yesterday. Glad to hear that you were able to eat a few bites. Keeping your portions small will hopefully keep working for you.