It’s February

Do you associate the color red or pink with the month of February? I think of purple, too, because of my sister Vera’s birthstone, amethyst. She is a leap year baby. My mom was big on birthstones and each of us girls got a birthstone ring for our 16th birthday. Or maybe some of my sisters got necklaces instead of a ring. (Vera?) Now I’m wondering if my youngest sister ever got a birthstone ring. If she didn’t don’t feel sorry for her because her boss has gifted her some amazing precious stones! I remember picking my ring out at a jewelry outlet in Los Angeles.

The stone, aquamarine, is not precious in this ring, the setting is in white gold, though.  Lots of memories associated with it. I need to have it sized so it will fit me again.

I’m joining my kids from eastern Washington on a plane ride to John Wayne Airport in southern California for a few days.

From views and walks like the one above to…

…a walk on the Huntington Beach Pier.

On this trip I’m looking forward first to being reunited with our Eastern Washington kids and Addy at Seatac airport. From Seattle we fly together to Orange County/John Wayne airport in Southern California Saturday evening. On Sunday we’ll be seeing many of our extended family after Jamie and our niece Debbee run in a half marathon in Huntington Beach with brunch at the end of the run and then a Superbowl party later in the afternoon and evening. And last and certainly not least visiting with my dear old pop on Monday. He will get to see Addy for the first time. He is her only great grandparent on my side of the family. My pop is not doing well and is tired and weary of continuing his life on this earth. He is in Hospice care in my oldest sister’s home. Bittersweet moments.

I am not taking my computer with me on this trip so there will not be any posts about my trip until after I get home on Tuesday. Hope you all have a great weekend. See ya next week!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “It’s February

  1. Your ring is so pretty, Ellen. Have a marvelous trip. I’m so sorry to hear about your pop and his health. It reminds me of my mother having the same wishes and thoughts as your pop. May your family time be very special and I shall look forward to hearing and seeing all about it when you come back!

  2. Oh Ellen – I’m so sorry to hear about your dear pop’s health. It’s wonderful that you are going and that he can meet Addy!!! I’ll be thinking of you all! Have a wonderful visit and sweet family time. Hugs.

  3. Hello, enjoy your trip! So sorry about your Pop, sending my prayers. I am sure spending time with sweet Addy will brighten your days. Safe travels! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Wishing you a good trip and some beautiful memories to cherish.
    Happiness and sorrow ……praying one helps the other.

  5. I also got a ring, but I do not have it any more. I am not quite sure what happened to it. But I was gifted 2 amethyst rings from my dear precious Nick. I really enjoy them but need to wear them more often. I am so excited for this weekend.

  6. Enjoy your holiday!!
    I have a birthstone ring too, an emerald for May. I think I was about 16 when I got mine too, and still wear it once in a while.

  7. Sounds like a busy trip – look forward to hearing about it when you return! Four years ago my Mother was very down (ready to go, she said), and it turned out she was clinically depressed. Her ‘happy pills’ have made the world of difference and she will celebrate her 90th birthday in December. I hope you get quality time with your pop!

  8. I got my first birthstone ring upon my birth. I still have it and will have to share a picture of it with you. I do hope your time in the sunshine is truly wonderful! Will be thinking of you.

  9. I will be thinking of you as you spend time with your dad, reliving memories and making new ones with all of your dear family members. These transition times are so hard, and yet, knowing that he is ready to go home after a life well lived must be tremendous comfort. Praying for you . . .

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