still sees his daughters like this:
This time Kim brought her daughter, Emily, with her.
It was SO fun.
29 years ago today my first husband, Bill, was shot up
numerous times in an armed robbery. I can't even remember
how many bullets anymore. 17? 19? And it was hard to count
since some were exit wounds.
I remember the first day he came home from the hospital
after spending 3 weeks there. It took me THREE hours to
dress all his wounds...and I was suppose to do this 3 times a
How in the world was I going to manage that?! This
even included my Mom coming over to our watch 3 year old
Tyler because there was no way I could keep everything
sterile with him in the room.
But over the course of several days I got the process down to
45 minutes a time. That was doable.
As my father use to say through out his life, "That which we
persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself
has changed, but our ability to do so has increased." (or
something like that).
Those weren't my Dad's words but they always will be to me.
He said them often to us growing up. And it's how he lived his
life. (I would say it's still how he lives his life, but I don't think
the task of living in a wheel chair ever gets easier.)
At bookclub on Thursday, my friend Kristi asked me....
"Your granddaughter, Juliet's her name, right? I saw her at
church. Uh.... was she wearing part of a spider man costume on
"Yep, that was our Juliet."
"And was that her saying AMEN real loud after the prayer?
She must be two, right?"
"I could tell"
Kristi really pays attention.
But then, some things one cannot miss.
Christmas Eve morning all ready for church.
She's "borrowing" it from her cousin Jonas.
She wore it the night before to Cafe Rio.
While looking on the computer today, sometime around noon, I
noticed the main CNN story was the horrific weather in
That's where McKay and McKenna live.
Something about a bomb cyclone and blizzard conditions.
That's when I got on my phone. First I called McKay. No answer.
Then McKenna. No answer.
Then I sent McKenna a text, and and said I was worried and asked
if they were okay. She texted right back with, "Yes!!"
Then she called me. She said the kids were playing in the snow.
That they were all home and planning to stay there.
Part way through our conversation, McKenna started to laugh and
said Scarlett had just walked in the door and she tried to explain her
head to me. Then she sent me a picture.
I have been missing in action, but please don't give up on me.
More on that later,
but for now, here is the book list for one of the THREE bookclubs
I belong to.