Saturday, July 4, 2009


You may have thought I dropped off the face of the planet, or maybe I'm just feeling that way. I have been extraordinarily busy. Busy with my parents mostly. They have been declining for some years now and they are especially down at this time. I'm not sure what we are going to do concerning their situation, so I pray and ponder, wondering what's next.

I've also been busy with Cub Scout Day Camp. It was four full days last week. I'm tired and trying to get back on my feet.

We've had lots of visitors just like last summer. Most the people are coming to see my parents, but we host who comes and are happy to visit too.

Even though my days are busy and sometimes overwhelming, I can still see miracles and blessings along the way. Today for example, the Hood family invited us for a 4th of July BBQ. They made my birthday-Independence Day celebration very easy. I'm usually cooking up something for the holiday and having a gathering myself, but it just couldn't be that way this year. Their invitation is just one of many small miracles that have come our way. The Hood and Jueschke families were delightful company.

I cannot begin to tell of all my doings this summer. I cannot acknowledge every kindness here either. It is sufficient to say, inspite of difficulties, I am feeling very grateful.

“Be patient in afflictions,
for thou shalt have many;
but endure them,
for, lo, I am with thee,
even unto the end of thy days.”


  1. My prayers and love are with you.

  2. These things eventually have an end.

  3. The cub scout day camp sounds like a lot of fun but definitely tiring.

  4. Oh, I'm sad I missed sending out a Happy Birthday, but here it is late, Happy Birthday. I sure love you. Glad it was low stress.

  5. PS How are your parents? I've read previous posts about their situation, any changes?

  6. My mom just had a toe amputated and her heart is not good. My dad hurts and he doesn't talk much. He has Alzheimer's. They are definitely on the decline.