Monday, January 5, 2009

wheelin around, cpk & a prayer request

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. "


Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. I wish I knew the right things to say or how to make it all better...just know I am here for you friend!
much love, karen

Deb said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (((((HUGS)))))

sara said...

thanks for the thoughts & prayers! his blood sugar was too high, so it has been delayed.. he's in good spirits though (he started back chewing tobacco, i think that's helped his nerves).