Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Hot Meal

My daughter was born a year ago this month and I've been reflecting on her birth. It was a wonderful time, but it was also very overwhelming for me to enter my new role of motherhood. My mother stayed with me after the birth and her help was very appreciated.

A couple of days after my mother left I received an email from my husband's aunt letting us know she had made us a lasagna. "Can we bring it by on Monday or would another day be better?"

She dropped by a hot, yummy lasagna Monday just before dinner. Is there anything more comforting than a hot, homemade meal?

What was the most thoughtful thing someone did for you after the birth of a baby?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Scarves for Thyroid Cancer

I had my thyroid removed in December of 2005 due to thyroid cancer. A friend of mine visited me in the hospital and she brought me a very thoughtful and practical gift.

She brought a large crochet hook and some fun yarn. She taught me how to make a very simple scarf. I enjoyed the visit and after she left, I appreciated having something to do as I recuperated.

The scarves did an excellent job of disguising the bruises and stitches on my neck as I returned to work and my other daily pursuits. I wore them for a couple of months as I waited for the scars to fade.