Photo memories

I love the little notifications that share photos from years past … today this one of Mom popped up. Hard to believe it’s been a year since she visited me in Tampa. We had such a good, productive time working on lots of projects together. I did visit her in March but this has been the longest time between visits ever I think. Even when we first moved to Florida I would get back to visit about once every 3 months or so and there have been times during all the other years that I’ve visited every month or two. This is hard!

I love this photo of her with Mo that was taken during the same visit. As soon as it’s safe, we’re planning for her to come here to Big Canoe for a visit and she’ll get to see her birthday buddy again too!

I know that we take more risk than some of you by seeing the kids but we do have ongoing conversations about their precautions and all the little ones are still doing online school. It’s been hard not visiting with Mom but it would be even harder if we weren’t seeing the kids.


  1. I love seeing the photos of your mother. I miss my mother everyday and your mother reminds me of her. I imagine it is equally hard on your mother not to be able to spend time with you. We also take chances with kids and grandkids and I am still babysitting a great granddaughter one day a week. But we only allow one couple (family) at a time for dinner or visiting and not very often. It’s hard enough not being able to see friends but we just can’t take that chance.

  2. Wonderful photo memories!! We’ve taken some chances lately too by visiting the kids. And the day after our last visit, one of them had to begin online schooling again because he was a close contact of a positive case at school. But he’s back in school and didn’t get sick thankfully. My RT daughter says her hospital is really slammed right now and people are having to work extra shifts. Our community has at least 1 of the senior living facilities that has been hit hard with Covid in the past 2 weeks, and I feel so bad for those folks because they have been locked down without visitors for so terribly long.

  3. Hi Mary! We see our littles every single weekend because we were caregivers March – August when I had to return to the office. Other than the little ones sitting on our laps, the parents all stay 6′ apart. We’re blessed with a big enough living room area to accommodate that. I am nervous about our usual Christmas Eve gathering which may have to be downsized this year. It’s so nice to see the pictures of your Mom and with Mo! Those are sweet memories on all sides. {{Hugs}} and take care. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I don’t want you to get in my face, but you get to choose your level of risk. You know what they are doing and what that means for risk in both directions. I think I told you in the past that I wish I weren’t so risk averse. Enjoy your family.

    • I don’t get in anyone’s face and even though we are restricted with our activities other than visiting with the kids, We ALWAYS wear masks and maintain our distance if we need to be out in public for shopping or say going to the ER for a broken ankle.


  5. OMGosh, It’s been since MARCH that you haven’t seen your mom!! That time flew by and I’m sad for you because you two are so close. I remember when you posted those pictures on the blog. These are hard times. Terry and I were just talking about how lucky we are to live with the kids now. It was so hard watching them grow by only seeing pics on FB and having video chats.
    xx, Carol

  6. Love the relationship you have with your Mom! My Mom and I were close. She lived with me the last ten years of her life, so I could take care of her. I do miss her alot. Take care!

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