Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ode to Colorado Mountains

Sis and her grandson, waiting for the fireworks in Gunnison
Tristan driving the 4-wheeler in the mountains 
 It is hard to believe my great nephew is this grown up.  Sis took him with her camping in Colorado 2 years ago, and he had such a good time he has wanted to go back.  She and her husband always went camping there with his nephew and family, and I am glad she is still going with them on the annual outing.  She said this might be the last year Tristan wanted to go, now that is he moving into his teen years, but then, our family on both sides has pretty much always been family-oriented hanging out on vacations, so I guess only time will tell.

I on the other hand, am just hoping for a calm and quiet day where I can get a few more things crossed off the "to do" list.  I have amazed myself with all I have accomplished, and that I have moved forward and upward in my caregiving skills this trip--doing things I have not done before, but with a calmness and peacefulness and sense of competence.  I am in a newfound place, and it reminds me of how important it is to support people where they are in the developmental process, and that most of us, most of the time, do the best that we can with what we know and the skills we possess.


LindaRe said...

Yes, we do the best we can with the skills we have, and most of the time that is good enough.

Suzassippi said...

Thanks, LindaRe. You made me smile. You don't know how many times a day I think about you and your example to me.

Beth said...

What a beautiful post about family togetherness, in things that are uplifting and in times that are trying! When you have a sense of accomplishment and a peace about your tasks then it seems to connect everything together in a purposeful manner.

Your nephew is a handsome young man; what precious memories they are creating. I suspect he will want to continue these family visits.

Suzassippi said...

Thanks, Beth. I really am blessed with family, and my sisters by another mother.