Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day After New Year's Day Dinner

(by LeeAnne)

As many faithful readers will know, my mother-in-law left my house on Christmas Day and went directly to the hospital.

My parents and brother were also there that night. I had told them Henny hadn’t been feeling well lately, but they immediately were alarmed by her loss of weight and, more importantly, her loss of zeal.

Gradual decline is much more difficult to see, but that night they helped us all see clearly that we needed to act.

And so we acted.

Henny was discharged on New Year's Eve and I started the new year by bringing her a big pot of homemade chicken soup and her favourite gluten-free grain loaf (I will post that recipe soon!). With a grim diagnosis and more questions than answers, I wasn’t sure what other way I could nourish her.

Check out LeeAnne's latest and greatest recipe over at Don Mills Diva Recipes and Reviews.

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Holly said...

homemade chicken soup can nourish one on many levels...

RiverPoet said...

Please convey my best wishes, prayers, and hugs to your MIL and the rest of your family.

Peace - D

Michelle said...

Your family is in my thoughts. Give the little guy a big squeeze for me.

Laura said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

AutoSysGene said...

Continued thoughts and prayers! I'm off to check out the recipes.

Ellyn said...

Nothing makes one feel better like chicken soup.
Continued prayer for your family.

Jaina said...

::hugs:: I will be praying for her.

Anonymous said...

I'll keep her in my prayers and thoughts.

Chicken soup is a wonderful thing, especially when made from the love and compassion of those who care about us.

Looking forward to the gluten free loaf recipe!

Sorry I haven't been around lately. Things have been kind of insane lately. I plan on remedying my absence in the New Year!

Badness Jones said...

Soup is love, and I'm sure that it was very appreciated. Hugs from my family to yours.

Marie said...

Lots of hugs.
I always heard that home-made chicken soup was the best gift.
I still think of her and hope she'll feel better.

Chantal said...

Hugs for sure. Take Care.