...wrapped in sadness...
...wrapped in sadness here...
We're waiting to hear from the folks before we can make any plans. But it seems Charles will not be able to go. My 2 sisters here and my niece from Miami and , hopefully, Tina and Alli will be able to make the trip...
I just now had a call from my brother-in-law and the funeral is Thursday- so Alli and Tina will be able to go.~~~
Charles has been occupied with the business of the bull today. With help from our neighbor, Jeremy, he was able to load up Big John and transport him to the auction barn. He's a fine looking bull and someone will want him for a breeder, I feel sure_ NOT to butcher! ( At least I'll hold onto that thought)
Earlier I walked around the back yard and was remembering all the happy times of the past here at our place. For several years we had a big birthday party-BBQ cookout for my mom! Most years we had a big gathering with MOST of Mom's kids and grandkids and great-grands being here! Phil and his brother Paul were always a big help in cooking the chicken and ribs etc! Sometimes we had up to 80 people here! YES! A big family :) and some happy memories!
In the picture of the back yard you can see the big cooker (at far right) we used for those cook-outs! It has set discarded for the past few years now!!
( Too many changes- and all sad ones... )
In my sadness for the loss of my loved ones I still searched out evidence of God's blessings - and of course it is there in all I saw - in all of His wonderful creation!
Family love is to be treasured above all and we have had that - always.
Update on plans:
My sister and I will be leaving early Tuesday morning and returning either Friday night or early Saturday.