Monday, July 27, 2009
99 Years Older
Yesterday afternoon, we drove down to San Diego to visit with my Great Aunt. She and my Grandmother were identical twins. My Grandma lived to be almost 93 years old and now my Great Aunt is about to turn 100 years old in just 3 months. As she was sitting with Ella on her lap, it occurred to me that they are 99 years apart in age!! Do you realize how much has changed in this world in 99 years? What a different life they each had at birth. Although my aunt's mental state isn't too good anymore, she just LOVES the children. She was so concerned about if the baby was warm enough and as you will be able to tell from the pics, we could hardly get her to take her eyes off of Ella long enough to look at the camera. It was like trying to get two kids to look at the same time.....hence the reason they aren't!!! I also had a Great Aunt and Great Uncle on my dad's side that lived to be 100 & 99 respectively, so I am hoping that this means a pretty good life expectancy on my part :)
Still no more information about Ella's bone marrow results. We will do another CBC tomorrow or Wednesday to see if her platelets have improved so we know if we get to travel or not. I will update as soon as I know. But for now, I just continue to get things ready as if we are hitting the road in 5 days!!!