It is a tough week this week.
Mom and Dad are moving on Thursday
into the assisted living facility.
Dad has had a rough week.
Weather changes mess with him.
Seriously, moon changes do too.
He has a big change coming
I am a bit anxious about it.
Mom is excited but
I know she has some apprehension
about how well Dad will adjust.
Not to mention that she is leaving the home
she has cared for and loved for many years.
Then we had upsetting family news.
My aunt died this weekend.
One of Dad's younger brothers, Jimmy's wife.
My Aunt Charlotte.
It is sad.
She battled cancer and fought hard.
We are sad.
This is the third loved one I have lost
in the last month.
My best friend from HS and college roommate
lost her dad.
My neighbor/friend lost her fight with cancer.
Sometimes life stinks.
But the truth of life is
that there are wonders all around us.
Many things to be thankful for.
God has blessed me with
so many special gifts to be grateful for.
The truth of God's love is
not that he allows bad things to happen
but, rather that when they do happen
he is right here beside us.
No matter how ugly things get,
he is walking beside us.
Never changing, always loving us.
And for that I am the most grateful.
3. hot coffee and the Today show
92. warm laundry
178. quiet afternoons
258. that prayer works