Real Life

March 17, 2014

Its been so long since I’ve blogged and there have been so many things that have happened: the mess over in Ukraine, missing planes, and the change of seasons. My interest in the mess in the Ukraine is prompted by the fact that my paternal grandparents came from the Ukraine. I think that my grandfather, who was in the Parliment, would have been happy to see the people there attempting independence. Not only that, but Putin is crazy.

I’m really sorry for the family members of the passengers on the missing plane, but truthfully, there has been some very good news that I must express. 

My son and my daughter-in-law have told me that they’re expecting twins and this takes precedence.
There are almost no words that express my glee over this news but I’ll attempt it. For one thing, it reminds me of my own pregnancy with my son.  I wish the same ease and happiness during my daughter in law’s pregnancy that I had. Right now she is very tired a lot of the time but I hope that she’s able to experience the energy and healthiness that I had. In fact, I don’t think I ever felt better than when I was pregnant. But let’s talk about what this really means: endless time looking at baby clothes, it’s almost irresistible. Possible names for the little sweeties, that irresistible scent of baby-ness: baby powder, baby shampoo, that wonderful smell of a baby’s head. That’s what I mean by baby-ness. And then there are toys, I would guess that there are so many different kinds of toys available for babies now and let’s face it, as adults, we have fun playing with those toys and choosing which ones we’re going to buy for the little ones. 

Now the title of this blog is “Living With Advanced Multiple Sclerosis” and one might wonder what being a grandmother has to do with MS. The answer to that is that becoming a Grandmother is part of life and is naturally part of moving forward with MS. How I will be expressing myself with my grandchildren in spite of my limitations is something I’ll be learning.