This past week I was on vacation and my sister came to see me. She is one of the kindest people
I know...not because she is my sister. If you met her, you would say the same. In her everyday life she is an emergency room nurse. She is the kind of nurse who holds a hand and shares a caring word to let others know she is there and it will be ok.....
She is the grandmother my children have never known. She adores them as they do her. When they spoke she intently listened to every word. She has a sense of humor that kept us laughing the whole time. There were lots of tears and laughter. I did not get that many pictures at all because I was more focused on being with her.
We enjoyed the view from the hotel she stayed in....
there is a part of a lake running behind the hotel.
The children enjoyed the indoor pool
by Kathryn Sockett
I watched the movie THE HELP before my sister arrived and I was so touched by it that I decided
to rent the book. I am enjoying the book as much as the movie. The film is an ensemble piece about a young white woman, Eugenia "skeeter" Phelan and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights Era (the early 1960's). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families.
(Information at Wikipedia).
Aibileen was the Maid/Caregiver of the children and pretty much the "mother-figure" of the children and she would tell them.
"You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important."
She gave the children what their mothers did not...love, nurturing, kindness, caring and self esteem.
Lastly, a gift to myself while I was on my little staycation....the fabulous Mollie Makes magazine.
It came with the crochet hook and thread to make a flower brooch.
So much fun to read and you always get a little crafty something extra with every issue.
Well, it is back to a regular work routine for me....
Have a great week!