I've been thinking about you but haven't had the time to make anything or do a blog post. I think (hope) life is going to settle into a somewhat normal routine now for my family. I've been spending a lot of time with my Dad in Lake Havasu City. When I had to go home this Sunday I felt I just couldn't go and leave him alone so I asked him to come home with me so I could care for him.
...and he said yes.
My friends were spending the weekend at my house taking care of my kids so I called them and told them what I was thinking. They went to work shoveling out my youngest son's bedroom and getting it and the main bathroom ready for my Dad. I was able to join them a few hours later - I came home to people vacuuming and re-arranging furniture, installing new shower heads, curtains, etc., it was quite the sight - ah... someone even scooped out the kitty litter box...
My friend Rick and I returned to Lake Havasu City that evening and picked up my Dad and a recliner chair from his living room and headed for Parker. When we returned to my house later Shari, Gabriel, and Gina were finishing up and taking care of my kids. Rick and Gabriel helped my Dad out of the car and into a wheel chair and got him in the house for me, then they went to work getting his comfy chair into my living room and Dad in it.
Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by God's grace in my life - in my wildest dreams I've never had friends like this and I'm so thankful.
My Dad is resting comfortably this afternoon in my youngest son's bed, he has Prostrate cancer that's spread to his bones. We go tomorrow to Lake Havasu City so he can get a bone marrow biopsy done and some lab work for another treatment another day.
Our lives are changing everyday and I'm grateful for the time I have and the priviledge of taking care of my Dad right now. I don't know if he'll remain with me or what the future will bring and that's okay because I know God's timing is perfect.
How about this card I made today? I like it - getting everything straight was a challenge!
I love the new PAPERTREYink. papers and perfect match inks and ribbon, nice stuff!
Supply List: Cardstock - Nut Brown, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, White, Everyday Blessing designer paper - Ink - Basic Brown - Stamps - SU Friendship Blooms, SU Small Sayings - Accessories - PAPERTREYink. dotted ribbon, Dew Drops, Brown Brad, Prima flower, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol.
Oh it feels good to be doing ordinary everyday things again. I mowed the grass yesterday... the kids first T Ball game is in less than an hour too. My friend Priscilla is coming over to spend a couple of hours with my Dad for me so I can go watch them play.