A Little Light Post

bare necessities

My granddaughter was sick with strep throat this past week.  And we’re thankful for that – to diagnose her symptoms she was tested the second time in her mere seven years for spinal meningitis.  Two years ago she was isolated in the hospital as they tested her extensively and determined that her severe immobilizing headache and fever was coming from being the child of two parents who suffer from migraines and inheriting the same from them.  After this new episode of the same symptoms, her doctor has told us that with everyone reacting differently to being sick, her reaction to infections of any kind are likely going to result in her having the awful headache with fever.  To be thankful for the strep may have at first seemed unusual, but what a relief when the doctor came in and told them the ‘good’ news.

The little one still spends every Friday night with me and by Friday of this past week, she was so excited to be getting out that she packed two bags of books and toys to bring.  She was enthusiastically by my side all evening and the soccer game yesterday morning had parents on the sidelines yelling at their kids to “help Gracie!”  Later, she made mention that she’d like to see ‘The Jungle Book.’

I’m no longer one who thinks twice about going alone to see a movie.  I had mentioned on occasion wanting to see the movie myself to my daughter who told me not once, but twice, to wait so we could take Gracie.  And what better timing than the Saturday before Mother’s Day.  My daughter, however, with all the things she’d had to leave undone with Gracie being sick all week, suggested she stay home while the two of us went.  Gracie would have none of that.  Mama had to go too.  So, with thoughts of all she had to do running through her mind, she did.

I am still smiling now as I think of the look of peace on my daughter’s face after the movie.  And I remember all over again the album cover of the original movie – I played the album over and over again as a child, dancing around and singing ‘The Bare Necessities’ over and over again.  There is so much in the words to that little song:

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities  Forget about your worries and your strife.  I mean the bare necessities, old mother nature’s recipes that bring the bare necessities of life.

The night ended with all three of us doing a bit of a jig ourselves.  Lovely.

My intent with this post is to set another site to link to this blog – and as most of you probably know – that requires a link in a current post – so here goes:

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32 thoughts on “A Little Light Post

  1. Hi Tammi, first time on your site and have to say it looks gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your little one though I’m glad she’s doing better now. Look forward to exploring more of your beautiful space here. P.S. Love the title of your blog. And the photo in this post! 🙂

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  2. Isn’t it fun to share with our grandchildren the pleasures of our own childhood? Gracie will no doubt treasure always the memory of that three-generation jig! P.S. Thank you, Tammi, for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find inspiration over there, too!

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  3. Hi, Tammi,
    Once I saw the link you included in your email, I also scrolled until I found your post on the WordPress Reader–such a great relief. But, nothing compared to the relief you and your family must be basking in! The first time I experienced a migraine, I was convinced I had a brain tumour…it hurt so badly! And, I’ve only had a couple in my whole life…I can’t even imagine what it is like to have recurring ones, let alone as a child. But, I really loved how you shifted the focus to one of celebration. You wonderfully captured and relayed the he heart-warming beauty of you, your daughter, and grand daughter finding reprieve in an enchanting movie and music. How sweet…you painted such a lovely image. Thank you for sharing your joyful chapter with us…. 🙂

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    • Thank you for your kind comment…Now that this happened with my grandbaby, it seems all around me people are being diagnosed with migraines. Maybe there is something to do with the heavy pollen we’re experiencing these days bringing them on. . . And I do absolutely treasure all my time with my granddaughter and daughter – the three girls as we call ourselves. They are my strength on this side of heaven.

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    • Thank you – after it keeping her down for four days, she’s roaring to go again now! Let me take this moment to say that even though my granddaughter’s not being raised as you are raising your children, I very much agree with the way you are doing so. Your blog is an inspiration and has already become a ‘tick’ in the back of my mind as I am trying to watch for ways and come up with ways I can steer her more towards nature and less toward the ways of the world. I look forward to your future posts and reading more of what you’ve already posted than I have already.

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    • Yay! We shared the love of the vinyl! I fully intend to have my granddaughter dancing around my house to the new version – whether she knows it yet or not (although I suspect she does!)

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  4. I was so pleased at the extensive blood work they did – sometimes we come away from doctor visits not feeling any better than when we went in and more confused than before. But so thankful this wasn’t the case this time.


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