justin was helping papaw load up wood sunday. he also had some special cargo in the wheelbarrow
i found some of my very old halloween costumes in the basement. beano as a cabbage patch kid looks a bit spooky!
please have prayers for papaw tomorrow. he is having surgery to remove the cancer on his throat (that big lump on the side of his neck). i don't know too much about it, he likes to keep things to himself. but, i hope all goes well. he means so much to me, i don't like to think about the what ifs.
when i'm sad, stressed, happy, basically any emotion; i love to read brian andreas' storypeople stories. his prints are all over our home & make me smile when i see them.
these 2 really made me think of my papaw.
"The day he first told me he was starting to disappear I didn't believe him & so he stopped & held his hand up to the sun & it was like thin paper in the light & finally I said you seem very calm for a man who is disappearing & he said it was a relief after all those years of trying to keep the pieces of his life in one place. Later on, I went to see him again & as I was leaving, he put a package in my hand. This is the last piece of my life, he said, take good care of it & then he smiled & was gone & the room filled with the sound of the wind & when I opened the package there was nothing there & I thought there must be some mistake or maybe I dropped it & I got down on my hands & knees & looked until the light began to fade & then slowly I felt the pieces of my life fall away gently & suddenly I understood what he meant & I lay there for a long time crying & laughing at the same time. "
"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short. "