Sorry about the quality of these shots from my cell phone. They barely show what was happening here this morning as the sun started to peek over the horizon. It was a clear night and a storm started to move in right at sun up. So the Eastern sky was all aglow from the rising sun and the Western sky was black from the night and the impending storm. Lightning was flashing everywhere and thunder could be heard rolling all around me for miles.
|The sky was darker than it appears here|
What was it? The sun was throwing a rainbow and as the sun rose and the rain got harder, the rainbow first began to fill in across the entire sky. Then as the clouds moved to cover the rising sun, it disappeared. The whole thing lasted about 2 minutes.
An update for everyone about my mother.... She is not doing well at all. It is difficult for her to even stay awake very long. It's all she can do to eat some days. Over the last four days, she's had four cardiac arrest. She has asked not to be resuscitated so they have not done that. She seems to bring herself out of it. However each time, her condition worsens. I am meeting with hospice today and we are moving her to a private room where she can die in peace. As of today, we are stopping her maintenance medications and no longer checking her blood sugar levels. It's all about making her happy and comfortable right now. We don't know how long she has left. So we want to make it as nice as we can. I am there everyday to sit with her and talk about anything and everything that she wants to. Or just watch her sleep. Obviously when her heart stops, there is pain involved. But the good thing is that she does not remember any of it. She just feels tired.
On a lighter note. The thirty day blog challenge continues as does life. So today I am to show you my favorite picture of me and tell you why. This picture was taken last year on our camping trip around the state of Michigan. By my side during the trip was my husband and my dog. What could be better than that? I really was in a happy place. It is difficult to catch me in a photo with a natural smile and rare that my husband has the camera. So for those two things to come together at a time in my life that I was completely happy, makes this my favorite picture of me, of all time.