If you have loads of time, read the entry "Joy 2" which follows. If you want the highlights, continue reading here. *S*
I am blessed with two of the most amazing sisters, and a niece, who ever lived!!! I am in the process of packing my house so that I can put it up for sale. It's been a slow process, and my youngest and oldest sisters, and my youngest niece offered to give me a hand. My-Sister-The-Nurse arrived Wednesday morning with her grandson, and stayed through dinner time on Thursday. My youngest sister, Frankie, and her daughter, whom I will call The Artist, arrived before dinner on Wednesday and were here until 1:30 or so on Saturday. MSTN returned to be with us this morning.
They assisted me in packing kitchen utensils and dishes, china, the items in the china cabinet, and the last of my mother's clothing. They also helped to clean out five gardens, covering one of them with a cubic yard of mulch.
That's the bare bones of how we spent our days. Add to that watching Jane Eyre, making meals and chattering as fast as we could, and generally enjoying each other's company, and you have the basic picture.
But, how do I describe how very thankful I am to have been given such incredible help? How do I tell them how much I love them for giving me the gift of their presence, their time, and their counsel, without getting maudlin about it? Think about it......these three women gave me almost 50 hours of assistance, in the most good-natured, pleasant way, and have helped to move me forward to our goal. What a blessing they are, and how very fortunate I am to count them as my sisters and friends!