What do you do when so many things are happening at once? I try to remember one step at a time, to get on with life's struggles. It is one day at a time.
Dad was admitted again to the hospital today, hoping it is only a minor problem, and not a stroke. We will be with him tomorrow. Hospitals are a blessing, even when we do not wish to be there.
I need to stop thinking about how tired I am, because at least we still have a Dad.
We are fortunate to be enjoying a time, with family from Reno, Nevada. It is such a blessing to see family, even when some things are not planned. Reunions are such good memories.
I am grateful for a loving family and I will make it, one step at a time, through this challenging weekend of life events, both good and bad.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
When you think things are gone, do not always give up hope. Oscar has been gone, since the flood, one month. I was sorry that he had gotten so frightened that night, he was lost. We have had him for ten years.
He should have stayed in his warm safety, being frightened he ran into the storm. We assumed, there was so much water, he had been swept away like the trees and roads were. A phone call said they had been keeping him safe. We were shocked and thrilled at the same time. No one could believe this.
A lesson on staying in your safety and not running wildly into the storms of this life. Think again, when you feel like running from challenges.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Surprises help when they are truly a surprise during a hard day. My husband brought these home from the grocery store for me. We had a very busy weekend, he is working two jobs, so life is tough right now.
We are very thankful for two jobs but the fourteen hour days, is getting very rough. I know everyone has different challenges, it is another one to accomplish.
It seems to me, there are many tough times now, but our forefathers would not agree. Since I am sitting at a computer in a nice, warm home, do not believe they would think, it is so tough.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The joy of a Grandfather and his grandson, my Dad and baby. So happy to have a Dad still here with his grandson and laughing together. The baby will not remember this moment, but a photo will help him to know, it did happen.
This moment does happen in most of our lives, we just do not remember it, now there is ease of photography, to help.
In most cases, be grateful for your Grandparents, this moment is probably in your past also.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The time has come to pick the pumpkins. They were ready and could not get bigger. My niece is in the back of a truck and the two pumpkins filled the truck bed. These were grown the old fashioned way with no miracle grow. One weighed 263 pounds and the other was only 249 pounds. They had to get them weighed at a farm store.
It is a good time of the year with fall. The colors are so rich, another season is changing again.
Our lives are like the seasons and change continuously. Be prepared for another season of life.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
What a finish to a great visit with the sister's from Germany. These weeks have flown by, with many delicous meals and visits.
We had a the best of all meals, they served us an authentic old world German dinner, made the way their Mother taught them.
It felt like we were in Germany, a wonderful cultural lesson for my children. It will always be a great memory, (cannot spell what we ate).
The lesson we learned is, you can feel the love, without speaking the same language. As Pilar said, a hug and smile is the same in any language.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is a wonderful day for me, I got a new power chair. I find it more exciting than a new car, since I use it more. The neatest thing is I got it in pink, which is a favorite color for me. The picture does not show the color well.
I am thankful for a power chair and feel for those who cannot get one. They do cost, so everyone cannot afford them around the world. Some do not have a manual wheelchair, which I would love to help them someday.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thank you for the award Pilar of The Stark Family. This blogging world that I got into has brought some good friends.
I am to tell y'all 5 things about me, I have told most everything and I am a bit boring, so here goes:
1. I love Chocolate anything
2. I was the oldest of 5 girls, no boys for Mom, until the 5th grandchild, and now more boys.
3. I flew to Reno, Nevada when I was twenty with my sister, aunt and uncle to see family that lives out there.
4. I want a clean house and I try very hard to clean, even with the use of a power chair.
5. With a large family, I guess all know that family is important to me.
Now I pass this cool award on to:
1. A. Marie at My Money Mission
2. Karen at Hallelujah Anyhow
3. Anne at Mommy has to Work
4. Future Mama at Baby making Machine
5. Herrad at Access Denied-living with Multiple Sclerosis
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This is the past mixed with the current, picture. This is how some of the Appalachian Mountains homes look. It is now the past and do not believe anyone lives there now.
The Mountain people were not wealthy but they always did help out their neighbors. To this day, it still is a good way of life. It is a lesson for all, to help your neighbor.