Saturday, May 15, 2010

Family Boo-boos

A LOT has been going on the last couple of weeks.  It's not that I forgot about my blog, I just wasn't sure whether or not I was ready to talk about what's been happening. 

My lovely, precious Grandma B. has cancer.  It's too far spread to operate or treat, so they are just making her comfortable.  We don't know how much longer she has to live, but they did a biopsy yesterday, so we will be finding out soon.  I am very very sad about it, as is my wonderful husband.

Also, David's brother suffered a head injury a week ago, and they still don't know what happened.  He's doing better now, though.

No buyer has showed up yet to look at our house that we are trying to sell.  Boo.

The good things this week have been that I have returned to a normal diet now, so no more mushy foods.  I still haven't taken on anything like raw carrots though.  They scare me a little.

Also, Trinket has been very cuddly and playful.  She is such a silly, and she brightens up the day.

My little avocado tree is expressing its support by putting out new leaf shoots, and by having grown a couple more inches and added several leaves twice the size of the three it had two months ago.

Also, I have had several really great visits with family and friends, and have received much encouragement! I am so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.

Gizmo is still a little crazy, but at least nowadays it seems to be a happy-crazy.

The best thing that is the most uplifting, though, is my God.  David and I have been staying faithful in reading a few chapters of the Bible together each night.  Last night we read 1 Peter 1 &2.  "In his great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope.... In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that your faith-- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-- may be proven genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."  Thank you, God, for giving us hope, and thank you for my trials, the fire which refines my faith.  Nothing could be better than being able to bring glory to God in my life.

I still feel so very sad.  I'm not ready to lose Grandma yet. But for now, I am okay with being sad.  It won't last forever, but our souls and salvation will.

*** Edited to add: Grandma Brown passed away not too long after I posted this originally.***

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