Friday, February 3, 2012

A Proud Parent & Grandma!!

I'm usually pretty quiet with my private life - but yesterday my beautiful eldest daughter (Teagan) and grandson (pictured) moved from where they lived close-by, to 10 hours drive North from here, and *wow* am I missing them already.
I've shared a LOT with my daughter, in my mind - more than a lot since she grew up with a terrible physical disability (juvenile polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis) where much of her life was spent at hospitals, doctors, specialists, physios, OT's, naturapaths... you get the picture - if there was someone who I thought could help, we'd see them - even resorting to some questionable therapies. 
Well in the end modern medicine has helped her a lot and she's been able to fall pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately this time around her arthritis has not disappeared - or lessened - like what happened with her first child, and she's had to go on cortisone to keep her knee swelling down and the swelling/inflammation behind one of her eye's under control (she's almost blind in that one eye).
Anyway, long story short - I'm so damn proud of her and what she's achieved, I get teary eyed even now just thinking about her! 
And all going well, by May she'll make me a proud grandmother for the 2nd time!!


Eleni Konstantine said...

Oh, the move will be hard for you since you are so close. And Teagan definitely is someone you should be proud of. She's a fighter!

Mel Teshco said...

He Eleni =)))

And yes - and yes! I'm going to miss her like crazy.

Anonymous said...

I initially thought that lovely picture was a cover for a book. :)

Your obviously going to have to save your pennies and buy a fast car or airplane tickets.

Feeling for you, Grandma.

Mel Teshco said...

LOL - thanks Sandy, not sure what happened to the photo with the line down the side of it...
And I really will be buying lots of plane tickets =)

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