Monday, February 17, 2014

Plan Now Part 2....

When I finally found a way to share what I was really trying to say - with persistent thoughts and documentation....

Then that medical team worked so very hard to help me find a way to truly help my dad.

They considered things that I suggested - they consulted with specialists - and they gave my dad a chance to really get physically better.  We are incredibly blessed in Graham, Texas to have wonderful doctors, nurses, therapists, aides, and an amazing hospital.

I realize that my dad cannot balance his checkbook anymore - I realize that he may not remember how to be a school superintendent, or even how to grow tomatoes.  But he is pretty good about telling us what he knows - actually if he doesn't know - he will admit that.  The other day a former student of my dad's wrote me a message to tell him.  She said - tell your dad I still drive like he taught me..... fast.

I asked dad if he remembered Robin - He said "certainly" and then I told him the story and he just laughed.  If he knew you a while back - I suspect he will still know you.

And if he knew way back.......... He still knows.

That was the prayer tonight -

He always taught me about Jesus' love and today he continued.

I suspect I will quit writing about this journey with my dad at some point in time.... I need to tell you about my unbelievable mother who has more energy and more creative ideas than I have ever had.  Most importantly she shows me daily what it means to love your husband - she and my dad are truly a match made in heaven.  What a blessing they are - that love that they have for each other - they know that because of His love.  

At the end of "our stay" at Health South in January

Ooops - I forgot to take off the neck brace.  
He had to use the brace when he was real tired while at Health South.  

Me with my parents - my dad's 80th birthday - December 17, 2013.
Have I told you that I was his birthday present?  I was born on November 28 and
they picked me up from Hope Cottage on his birthday in 1964.  

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

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