Family

Between the Storms

After spending a couple of days in the serenity of the mountains at the cabin, it was time to head home. We didn’t get out early and when we were ready to start packing the car, it started raining. And lightning and thundering and pouring for a long time. Finally there was a lull in […]

Relaxing Fourth

Today was pretty relaxing – not like the way I would celebrate the Fourth of July years ago. My sister and I cooked and went for a walk and took some pictures. My parents read and did some projects. We all watched the rain showers for a while and napped. Later we listened to the […]

Fast Track

Today we heard from my brother who was super excited and pretty exhausted as well. He was able to participate in something he has always wanted to do. A couple of days ago, he made a trip to racing track in Nevada and took a course on the vehicle he purchased. He learned more about […]

Funny Memories

I was happy to get together with my sister today. As she was driving, she was thinking of all the fond memories she had at the cabin. One time, she was putting her son to bed and saw a bear on the deck. She yelled and my mom ran and got a pot and a […]

Blessing of Communion

It has been now 4 months since my parents and I have received Holy Communion and even longer since we have been to Mass. After my dad came home from rehab and before the corona virus hit, we were blessed to have an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion come to the house a couple of […]

Renewed Energy

My dad found some renewed energy at the cabin yesterday. He was very busy while we were there doing the things he would normally do. He said that he felt good going up and down the stairs and sorting through tools until suddenly he realized that perhaps he should be taking it a little slower […]

Enjoying Serenity

It has been a very long time since we have been to the cabin. As the weather gets warmer and our schedule lightens, we have been wanting to get back up there. We did have one attempt earlier this week, however my mom just wasn’t feeling up to it. This morning everyone was enthusiastic, so […]

Insight As a Child

My dad was going through some things today and came across a prayer of sorts that was written by my nephew when he was a child. It is a beautiful attempt to put his own spiritual insights at a very young age into words. I was amazed at how his message from years ago is […]

Doting on Dad

I made blueberry pancakes for my dad for Father’s Day this morning – one of his favorites. Then my sister came over with coffee and treats for him as we showered him with gifts. Later in the afternoon, we had our family Zoom session and my other sister gave us a tour of her garden. […]

Near Normalcy

My sister came over today. I mean actually came over and in the house for a real visit. We each gave her a big hug and cried. While she stayed at the house for a long visit with my parents, I met a friend who I haven’t seen in months. We didn’t hug, bit still […]