Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Haleigh and Sydney baked a cake with the eggs that were blown out of the shells for the Easter Egg Tree. They did everything themselves. I wasn't allowed to help or even watch!
Ted is cutting this tree into logs.
Ted and Jerry worked together.
Lord, thank You for good times and memory making times.
Lord, thank you for family and good times.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the Lord with the harp, make music to Him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:1-3
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thank you, Lord, for the good times Pam and I had on our trip. Thank You for the beauty of the mountains.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Lord, thank You for my home and especially for Jerry. Thank You for our four seasons, each one so unique. Help spring weather to come quickly and stay.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Katie and I had met before but through blogging, e-mails, and facebook we've become close friends. Katie has suddenly gone through a very sad time in her young life. We had no idea earlier we'd be together on this trip.
And this is my other grandson in Chicago, Matthew! We're in the car and he's covering his face with his sweatshirt, but take my word for it... he's a good looking guy, and a great grandson!
Lord, thank You for my grandchildren. Please be especially near Katie right now. Comfort her... I love them all and You love them even more!
On St Patrick's Day some dancers came to the nursing home. They were really good.
The mountains were so beautiful. They told me this is Pike's Peak! Castle Rock is south of Denver but I never dreamed we'd be able to see Pike's Peak!
Heavenly Father, thank You for the good, safe time Pam and I had together. Thank You for this nursing home and for the good care they give my mom. Thank You for the beauty of the mountains.
Beautiful flowers given to Mother.
Mother, so pleased by all the attention!
Lisa and Grandma.
Pam and Grandma.
My oldest brother, Richard.
Our friends from many years ago: Anita, Janice, & Wayne. Janice and I were best friends in 8th 9th, & 10th grades in Des Moines, Iowa and her parents were good friends of my parents. Now they live near her in Colorado.
Mother's beautiful birthday cake. The only problem: the nursing home has a rule, no candles lit!
Folks are arriving: Justin, Pam, Janice, Mother, Bill, Vel.
Mother in her electric wheel chair, on her way to her party.
Lord, thank You for good times.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Happy Birthday, Mother! 95 years, wow! You've had quite a long life. You and Dad, together, were such a good team. You've been a wonderful mother. I'm so glad Pam and I got to come and help you celebrate your birthday. I love you. Have a happy, happy birthday!
Dear Lord, thank You for my mom. Thank you for her good mind. Thank You for the years you've given her. Please bless her with Your Presence during these last days, months, years of her life, whatever she has left. You have perfect timing. She loves You and I love You. Please give her a good happy day today. I love her and You love her even more!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Heavenly Father, I Praise You because You are Sovereign. Forgive me when I'm filled with doubt and worry. Thank You for my mom. Thank You for giving her a good mind and a long life. Please be with her in these last few years of her life. Bless her with Your Presence. Please be with us as we gather in her honor. Help us to just enjoy being with her. Please keep any differences of opinion for another time, but not at her birthday party.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Lord, thank You for Pam. She's a wonderful person, daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, wife, mother, friend... Please watch over her. Bless her with your presence. I love her and You love her even more!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Thank you, Lord, for showing me that I should go to help my mom celebrate her 95th birthday. Thank You for keeping her mind sharp. Please continue to help her. Thank You for her life.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Lord, I praise You because You are the Creator. Thank You for the special exciting sightings, we see once in a while, of nature at it's best!
Heavenly Father, I praise You because You know all things. Please help me in making this decision. This means leaving Jerry alone again. Only You know how much longer I'll have my mom. I'm so thankful she is ready to go to heaven. Some how make it clear to me what I should do, please. Thank You.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Lord, thank You for the talents You give us. Thank You for friends.
Monday, March 02, 2009
kids are grown and we both have lots of grand children. They are the joys of our lives! Life is not always easy but life is good. I wish for you a happy, happy birthday.
Lord, thank You for Marion. Please, keep Your Hand upon her. Bless her with Your Presence.
Lord, thank You for friends and for fun. Help us to be sensitive and caring.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Thank You, Lord, for helping me this morning to get everything done that I needed to do. I guess I must have needed those extra two hours of sleep. Thank You for the wonderful sermon we heard this morning on Living in the Presence of God.