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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 23, 2010

Sweet ~Bittersweet

Hello again....
Just a few pictures of Whitney Rose with my husbands parents...her biggest soccer fans...

and with my sweet mom....dad was asleep....her other biggest soccer fans!

Above is mom and dad's room addition on the side of our house. We added this on to our bedroom which will be their bedroom now with the master bath. This room will have a small kitchenette and living area in it. They need to be downstairs. Their home has stairs and it is too much for them to go up and down every day.

This is the upstairs above their room. We are adding a master bath upstairs which used to be our boys' rooms. The boys just had a 1/2 bath upstairs so we are making it bigger with walk-in closets, shower, and bath.

I will show more later on after the builder adds the texture to the walls. This week the painting will be done, on the walls, the cupboards, light fixtures, etc. Then we will start the process of moving my parents in with us.
It is sweet and hard having them with us. My parents are wonderful, my dad has been an amazing person all his life, a great minister~very funny and Godly, and just in the last year has been forgetting many things.....and this makes my mother sad.

Difficult to watch on a day to day process but sweet that my parents adore each other.
Again....we are navigating through rough waters, wondering just how rough the waters will get. I'm more concerned about that than I am anything else.



"What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You....on God I lean, rely and confidently put my trust; I will not fear..." Psalm 45:3,4


Terri said...

Hi Debbie,
We are going through similar troubles with my mom. She's been living with my sister for the last year and a half and things are not going well. She's gotten very argumentative and ornery about important things, like taking her meds. We are moving her into assisted living and rehiring one of the sitters who sat with my dad when he was ill. That all happens this weekend. I'll pray for you if you pray for me!

At Home With Amy said...

Your parents addition is going to be wonderful. I can't wait to see everything finished and decorated.
Bless you Debbie for what you and your family are doing for them. I can only imagine how hard it could get. Since my dads passing, my mother has wanted to move in with us and we just can't do it. She lives right next door to us on our property so it isn't like she is that far away if she need us. I think she just hates living alone after 57 years with my dad. Its so hard seeing our parents get old. Sometimes I wish time could stand still.
Praying for you and your family,

Sandy said...

Fun to visit you. We're a big soccer family too :)

Ramona said...

Hi there Debbie ~

This addition looks wonderful. You are a good daughter. We are blessed to have such relationships and I believe that serving others is the most holy work you can do. Bless you.

I can't wait to see your "drawer"...I planted ivy in a very old dressing that sat on our porch years ago...I loved it! Don't forget to add a plate or two to your plantings....hee, hee...you know me and my plates!

Have a great week.

Smiles ~ Ramona

The Vintage Housewife... said...

oh sweet debbie glad to see your baby! I know what a time you must be having...i love the bathroom redo...and mom and dad...i know your sweet sweet heart! happy egg hunting my dear! blessings cat

Darlene said...

Your house addition for your parents is coming along beautifully. It looks so pretty. I know this is a hard time, but you are so fabulous to be able to have them there with you so you can help both of them.♥

Lana Manis said...

Debbie ~ you and your family are wonderful to welcome your parents into your lives like this. I'm sure it will be hard, but you won't regret it. Have a blessed day! Lana