Thursday, May 31, 2007

Springtime Sweetness

I just couldn't wait to show you my peony photos I took in the neighborhood. We've had rain off and on each day this week which makes them drowsy in the morning then upright and glorious when the sun dries off the raindrops. I love their fragrance. These were the flower of choice in my hometown for the grave sites on Memorial Day.

Speaking of sweetness, my Erica will be wrapping up her first year at Georgetown Medical School with an all- day neurology final on Monday next. Then she has a day off to recuperate from 10 grueling months and starts a summer job at NIH which means she'll be staying on in D.C. [I'm hoping we'll see her again before the snow flies.] Nevertheless, I am supremely proud of her. Just a year ago in March she had aortic valve replacement surgery at 24. . .this March she was rounding the bend on her first year of med school. She's a fearless young woman with a great sense of humor as well. When she was born by c-section, as the nurses and doctors were reaching in to ease her entrance into the world, she grabbed ahold of one of the nurses fingers! A telling move on her part as she's had a tenacious hold on life ever since. Congratulations, dear Erica!


Granny Smith said...

A daughter to be proud of indeed! And lovely, too.
I loved your gorgeous peony photo. As you undoubtedly remember, that is one flower that doesn't grow in California.
Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. I'm so glad that we agree about this nation's "glorious" wars. I wish we lived closer and could engage in a real conversation. Phyllis

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh, first I'm treated to Peonies, flowers that I love with a passion, yes, heavenly scent.. and then..your daughter, how beautiful she is, and yes, I can imagine just how proud you are of her! She's had one heck of a year!

(mine were c-sections also)

InlandEmpireGirl said...

Peonies...what great photos. You must be so thrilled with your daughter and her successes. That is a amazing story about her birth.