Monday, July 17, 2006

NANA'S WISH

This is the first wish that I have gotten from my family, and gladly it was from my MOM and Tate's Nana... How appropriate that it would be from the matriarch of our family and Tate's middle name sake..... I know that the wish is blurry but it says "You are a sparkling gem in our Family Tree.... Welcome Dear One! Love Nana and Gramps.
Although my mom is not a crafter... she managed to do this for Tate. I know that she spent a lot of thought and time picking the perfect fabric that would represent her.... This fabric is so her!!!















I have always thought I would name a daughter after my mom.... Tate's middle name will be Solfrid after my mom who's nicknamed is "Sunny".... I have mentioned before that I wanted Tate to have a special relationship with her Nana.... My mom will be 73 years old when she travels with me to meet Tate.... I worry about her traveling at her age but especially since she has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer that affects her immune system. I have talked to her Oncologist about the risk it will take for her to go to China with all sorts of exposure to "germs". I have been assured that she will be OKAY and that she just needs to get the normal shots... I will be so paranoid around anyone who is looking unhealthy during our travels and so freaking out that she will get something that her immune system cannot shake and end up making her severely ill..... My mom wants to go with me and have the bonding experience with Tate..... From the very moment I mentioned that I wanted to adopt from China and at my advance age, my Mom has been 200% supportive of me.... I feel so blessed!!!

On a funny note..... all my life my Mom was known as Solfrid. When I was 19 yrs old, my parents built a house in a new area. My mom dreaded meeting new people and having to endure the slaughter of her name SOLE-FRED... SOFFEE... SAWFREED.... The name is an old Viking name and means JOY OF THE MORNING SUN. As a solution to her dread, I suggested she call herself "Sunny".... which she liked and has stuck. How many of Kiddos can claim they named their mothers????


I am a lucky lucky Lisa!!!!

17 comments:

Colleen said...

Your Mom sounds like a fantastic lady! The experience you will share in China will be amazing. She will be fine, as will you! :-)

(ps...my nick name from my husband is FRED. why? I have NO idea!)

Colleen~

Kim said...

How great that your mom will be traveling with you to China! What a terrific experience for you to share with her.

Connie said...

Your mom did a fantastic job with the wish...and with being a mom!

What a treasure you will have sharing the China trip with your mom. I would so love to take my mom but she is simply too frail. I figure I'll have to set aside a large chunk of change for the phone charges when I'm calling mom from China and letting her know nearly everytime Jadyn burps, cries, smiles, gets a diaper change, and looks cute (THAT would be a big bill) ;0)

Stacy said...

What a beautiful wish and fabric!

What a wonderful story about 'naming' your mom. I think that is wonderful. I'm sure your mom will LOVE the journey to China.

Donna & Joe said...

Lisa, your Mom sounds like an amazing lady! It will be a wonderful experience to have her travel with you to meet Tate. It sounds like not much keeps her down considering she's 73 and with an illness and she's still up for the trip. When Tate is older, she will be very proud to be her namesake.

Donna :)

Stacey Teague said...

How wonderful your mom will get to travel with you....I understand your concerns. One thing I found disconcerting (is that a word?) in China and mostly on that long airplane ride, was that no one covers when they cough. This isn't to alarm you, but so your mom wears a mask on the plane. A lot of people did, and I would suggest it. I wish I had!

Paulette said...

My mom and dad want to go to China with me as well as my sister. Don’t know how many I can bring. How can I deny them this incredible opportunity of a lifetime. A mask at times may be a good idea for Sunny.

Sandy said...

You're mom sounds awesome and I bet she will do great in China under your watchful eye! The wish she sent is a very special tribute to your collection!

Joannah said...

That's a beautiful wish. Your mom is courageous to risk her health by traveling with you to Tate. What a wonderful lady!

Lisa & Jeff said...

What a wonderful wish from your Mom. Tate will treasure that forever.

Shannon S said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog about your Mom. She sounds lovely. It is so great to have a wonderful supportive family; gives us a great outline for raising our daughters. =)

Christi said...

That fabric is very cute!

Anonymous said...

I think Sunny fits your mom perfectly! I never knew the story behind her name, so I'm glad you shared it. :o)

My hubby calls me "cowboy" lately. I think we've lived in the west too long. ;o) Either that or I'm starting to look like a man. =:^O

Tana

Ava Baby said...

Your mom did a beautiful job. I, too, have a mom that has been a huge supporter and it makes such a difference, especially for us single-moms-to-be.
Michele

Doris & Dan said...

That is great! Mom's are the best and sounds like you are lucky to have a "Sunny" lady as your mom.

What an experience you will share going to China!

Keep smilin!

Kim said...

When I "met" your Mom on M3s blog I said to myself "she looks like the image the name SUNNY evokes" So full of zest and happiness! You have a wonderful Mom and you did a great job naming her!

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