Last night at 4pm we drove our golf carts down to Lynn’s cabin and went to the front door. I had my kids stand behind us with little signs and then we knocked on the door. She opened it and came out and immediately hugged her daughter Brenda. It was such a great moment. We finally got her out of the 14 day quarantine. We showed her the kids signs and each one got a big hug and kiss from Grandma Lynn. They loved it. I finally got to hug her and tell her I’m so sorry for doing that to her but it was all to protect my kids and all of us. She said she understands it but it was still really hard. It was hard for all of us. I feel guilty. I also know it was the only decision I had if she wanted to come to Hawaii.
We put all of her things into the golf carts, I went inside the house and took out all of the food she had left and threw it in the trash. There wasn’t much at all. We had rationed her down to make sure she had enough day by day so we wouldn’t waste much food. I hauled the trash to the dumpster and set it all on fire. You never know if this stuff lives on food, if it can stay on refrigerated stuff or not. I was being overly cautious. We finally got to move Lynn into Brenda’s cabin and dropped her stuff off. We left them there so they could have time alone to talk. I knew they would need it because they were both struggling with all of this the past 2 weeks. I said when or if you want to come up to my house for supper, you are more than welcome to, we will eat at 6.
My kids had all kinds of questions about this situation now that it’s over. Gabby and I tried to answer them the best we could but some times I don’t know the answer. I can’t put it in terms well enough and relying on God does this to teach us lessons. I don’t feel that’s why global pandemics happen. It can be tricky for me to find the right words.
We made supper and the girls came up. We all enjoyed a nice, family meal, FINALLY! It was so good to hear her laugh and see her smile. I could also see some tension on her face. I think this really got to her and I feel horrible. She helped us get the kids to bed so she could see our routine. She read 1 book to the kids then told them all to go to sleep so we can all play together tomorrow.
We spent another hour in the living room talking about everything. She said she was watching a lot of news at first but decided it was too much. She would watch some in the morning and some at night but that’s it. She can’t believe it rains here, stops, bright and sunny, more rain and then sunny again. That’s Hawaii in the spring. It’s better than Denver snow.
The girls left and I stayed up a little longer to prep some things for tonight’s big celebration dinner. We are all going to eat at 5. Everyone has to get dressed up. We are going to hold a dinner for Lynn. She toughed it out and she deserves a night to celebrate. She’s really excited. I showed her my list of food I want to make and she said she would come help me. Honestly, I’ve been waiting for that forever Lol The stories of her home cooking are legendary. Everyone from Sarah’s family have always told us about Lynn’s cooking. I hope she teaches me a bunch of new things. I’m really excited.
Today I told Brenda to take the full day off. Come hang out but Gabby and I would take care of the kids. I think they need time alone. Things like this really make you realize how precious life is and how important family is. Sarah called them last night to see how it went. She called me after and said they are both so grateful Lynn never got sick. She thinks we got her out of there just in time. Dallas is getting pounded with Covid19 right now and she’s being extra careful. She’s still going to have her baby in the hospital but they have isolated the maternity ward completely.
We are all okay. It’s a lot better with Lynn joining all of us. I think we are going to have a lot of fun. Everyone is healthy, the kids are doing well in home school. We are surviving. I honestly slept like a rock finally. Brenda and Lynn both slept great. I think that was relief.
I hope you guys are all okay. I’m praying for everyone. Thank you for still coming here to read my blog. It’s going to be okay guys. In a little more time life will go back to our new normal.