Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, February 21, 2014


Back in January, my daughter-in-law sent these pictures of our granddaughter, Emeri.   She was in a cheerleading squad for the high school team.

A couple of weeks ago, our other granddaughters also helped to cheer at a high school game.  Before it was time to do their cheering, they were running around with all their friends.

Claire was doing her own cheering.  (someone else was too)

I can't leave this post unless I cheer about my grandson too!  
No, he didn't join a cheerleading squad.
He started piano lessons!  His daddy is teaching him.

 Go Eli!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mom out of the hospital

They called me yesterday to say that they were ready to move mom.
It is unbelievable how fast they move patients out of a hospital!

The hospital was very full!!!  I had a heck of a time trying to find a place to park.  I ended up having to go up to the roof to park!!  There were only a couple of spaces below, but they were a tight fit that I didn't want to try to maneuver.

I spent about an hour with mom before the driver came from Hesston.  I was behind them as they took mom to the recovery facility that will be treating her.
 I was disappointed that she couldn't be at the same place as dad, but really, they aren't that far apart.  Dad is only 7 minutes away from me and mom is only 15.  Cannot complain!

And mom's room is so very nice!

After getting her checked in, I went to her house for some things.  Then Al and I drove daddy up to see her.  They were so happy to see one another!

We hope mom will recover soon!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hand me downs

I didn't have a sister so I didn't get hand-me-downs.
 I know Mindy got lots of hand-me-downs.

I did get hand-me-downs in another way.  As an MK (missionary kid), we often received missionary barrels.  These were filled with all kinds of things.  I wasn't so excited about the clothing sent from the churches in the States, but I sure looked forward to receiving toys!  Unless the dolls were quite "used" with hair falling out. That did sometimes happen, unfortunately. 

One of my friends who was an MK in Ethiopia says she remembers that they got some used tea bags.  No kidding!  The lady who sent them said there was still some "goody" left in them.  Goodness.

My brother Dave and his wife, Linda are very generous and they have often given us or the kids hand-me-downs.  Nice ones!
This week we drove to KC because they had a washer and dryer set they wanted to give to our daughter and husband.

After a delicious chili luncheon, we drove to the kids' and switched out the old for the new.

And the kids enjoyed their rides.

 My mom was going to make this trip to KC too, but instead is still in the hospital.  We are hoping for her dismissal this week.  Looking forward to her recovery.

Many thanks, Dave and Linda!!