Hello Everyone, I had an idea and wanted to pass it along. My mom’s 60th birthday is coming up on the 28th of May. I want to do something special, but doing anything big I think would be too much for either of them at this point. We probably won’t even have a get together outside of our immediate family. But one thing I want to do is put together a “Book of Encouragement” for her. For those of you who know my mom well enough to do this, please take a few minutes and think about something you appreciate about her, a memory you have with her that might be of encouragement, a quality you see that is being used right now. Write it as long as you want or as short as you want, and you can include anything you want (songs, scripture), whatever is the best expression for you! I want to put it together in a book for her to read on days she feels low! If you have a picture of you or your family that you can attach to the email, I’d like to put your picture by your writing. The best and easiest way to do this would be to email your thoughts and then I can print it off on nice paper that I can put together in a book. But, if you’d rather mail it to me, I can scan the picture and type it in. Just don’t let the email thing be a deterrent if mailing it will allow you to be included! 🙂 I want to make this user friendly!
If you have any questions just let me know! And, if you can make sure I have your emails/letters by the end of this week, that will give me some time to finalize the book and get it printed for her! Thanks everyone!
Also wanted to pass along how grateful we are for all the work on the garage sale! The men from the All Saints men’s group all came over on Wednesday to drop it off and I just happened to walk in the door at the same time! Your commitment to supporting my parents left them speechless when you walked out the door. My mom just sat shaking her head! I told them, “God seems to be carrying you on the wings of so many people right now!” Its incredible! So, thank you for the huge undertaking this garage sale was! One funny note from the sale…I brought the girls to the sale last weekend so we could see things and I told the girls they could each pick one thing out. Then, I realized we had no cash so I actually went up to my mom and said, “Do you think I could borrow a few dollars from you and pay you back later today?” Then we looked at each other and realized how ridiculous that question was, since she would be lending me money to give to the sale, to be given back to her! So, she told the gal there just to let the girls each pick something out! Heehee! Never claimed we were the sharpest tools in the shed! 🙂
Dad’s doing okay. We’re a little discouraged because we’re seeing his symptoms increase again (confusion, memory, etc)…which means the swelling is increasing again. That can happen as a result of stopping the steroid and simply from the radiation. The doctors will decide whether to put him back on Decadron…yuck! Nobody is excited about that prospect! Josh took him to see Star Trek over the weekend and he said he really enjoyed that!! I escaped the house on Friday to watch a movie with them, and then sat talking to him for a while on Friday night and commented on how he just happens to be one of those men who looks good bald! “You have a very fortunate head shape,” I said. He’s had only three different hairstyles almost my entire life…the swooped parted look, the short one that most of you are used to, and the bald look! I told him he’s a lucky guy…he laughed! 🙂
I’ll post more in the next day or so…and I hope to post some pics from this weekend on my blog! Garmai had her spring concert and I got a video of my dad dancing! 🙂 Hee hee! Hope you have a good week!