Finally getting myself motivated to update on all that has transpired these past few weeks. First of all A HUGE THANK YOU to you my friends for praying for us keeping us in your thoughts in our time of loss and in our travels you are so appreciated 🙂 I must say to you Leslie and your Dear Joe that I have gained more appreciation and awe for what you both do traveling the highways and byways across the United States. This trip has kicked my Butt big time !! I am still trying to get caught up on all my housework and have grand thoughts of the things I want to do and need to do but am so tired I can’t seem to get much done around here. And school make up work has been a bit of a chore because the kids are just as tired. Brian had the privilege of speaking at his Fathers funeral and it both broke my heart and made my heart swell with pride at what a wonderful man I have as he said goodbye to his Dad. My Brian is a very private with his emotions and to hear him speak of his love for his dad and weep that it had been so long since he’d been able to see him never imagining that it would be like it was. It has been pretty rough lately but I think it has brought us all together and made us stronger as a family both near and far. Right before we left to head home we were shown a letter Brian’s Dad wrote the day he was diagnosed asking that his family remain a family and hold tight to each other if he should die. Brian’s parents divorced when he was 2 and Judy his step Mom has been with his Dad for 44 years and she will always be apart of our family as well as the others there in Sacramento.
Brian’s Mom Carol lives here in Illinois and has a wonderful husband Verlon who we love just as much so we have been blessed with a great family. Carols heart tests came back good a few days after we left on our trip which we are so grateful for but she needs to take the blood thinner for a whole year and have tests come back good over that time period . My Mom was in the hospital while I was away and having some difficulty with her breathing still so I think another trip to the Doctor will need to be made. My Dad has an appointment on monday about the spots on his head and arms to see if it looks like more spots of skin cancer so I am hoping that all goes well. Urinary infections in the cat and myself are all healed up another round of thanks. My tooth has been bothering me a lot but I see the dentist on Tuesday so that is good. Brian has been having a lot of pain in his belly so please keep him in your thought and prayers.
Now to you again Leslie I finally got to your vacation posts and what a great bunch of fun all of you being together. I am like Carissa I love the crazy rides as do most of my kiddies 🙂 Brian on the other hand isnt a big fan of rides but takes us because we enjoy them so much. The renewing of vows had me crying like a baby what a special time that must have been. Pretty sly of you to sneak that past Joe 🙂 How cool to have your family all in on the big surprise. How is Joe ? Been thinking of you two while we were out.
Lynn thank you for your kind words also I have though of you while away too. I sure miss the blogging conversations with the two of you and have checked your crafty post Lynn. I am very grateful for your friendships and appreciate you both more than I can express. I truly do love you both my dear friends.
Sorry to be so sappy but with all that’s going on around here I have been hit with a cold glass of reality of how frail this life can be and to be more appreciative of the great things in my life. So to spite all that’s happening I am choosing to be happy and enjoy those that I love and make sure that those I love know just what they mean to me. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life to the fullest. Crafty things to come soon. I got sweet lot of crafty goodies before we left from Brian and his Mom for my birthday but havent got the chance to play with them yet 😦
Love and Hugz