The Pontow Family Blog

The Pontow Family Blog

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's only 3 holes

Here I sit this morning waiting to go to the hospital for surgery. The surgery is only 3 little holes that have to do and then they put a camera somehow in those holes. Seems minor enough right? Yeah right! My 3 mos. of pain look to be coming to an end. I know I will have to endure more main for this, but then I can hopefully say in a few months that I can lift my kids without it hurting.

Thanks to everyone that has been supportive during this time for us. I love you all and will let you know how it all goes. Good things is since I can type about 70-80 words a minute my speed in typing with one hand could be about 40 words a minute which won't be that bad. I know I know I make light of it all. Love ya!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I received a great forward from Stacy, today. Just thought it was a great story. So, wanted to share it with all of my family and friends. Enjoy!

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you Enough."

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to
intrude on her privacy. But, she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be Forever?".

"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, But why is this a forever good-bye?".

"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.

"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, I wish you enough. May I ask what that means?".

She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment and looked up as if
trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. 'When we said , I wish you enough, we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love Them but then an entire life to forget them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Birthday Season has begun....

Well the Princess is definitely going to be all about the birthday season. I told Jack today that he needs to be extra nice to Meggan because her birthday season has begun. So, now of course everything that happens she says "It's my birthday season, be nice to me." OH BOY!! What have we created.

All Meggan talks about since Jack's birthday in February was how when her birthday comes she wants a pink cake. Yep that's right! We are all about Pink in Meggan's world. I have been going thru old photos online with the kids because they want to see pictures of when they were Ally's age. So, I came across this one of Meggan when she was a year old. I don't how in the world she was able to do this with her mouth, but it really makes me laugh, so thought I would share it.

Next week I am going to do a Week in the Life of Meggan. I am going to take pictures of her each day in the creative outfits she picks out and post them. It should make you all laugh because she has a mind of her own when it comes to clothes. I guess my parents and aunts would says she takes after her mom, but I don't see it at all. :)