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!!

4 comments:

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.

Sandy 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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