Monday, June 21, 2010

A difficult season

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For the most part, I try to keep what I share here uplifting. I enjoy sharing things that will help you or encourage you in your own homesteading adventures. I guess that’s why I haven’t posted anything at all lately.

For the last 2 weeks, my Papa has been in ICU fighting for his life. We almost lost him. My Papa is an amazing man. Growing up, he always had a backyard garden. He took the time to take me fishing, and taught me how to bait my own hook. At a family reunion, when we were short on beds, he was the one who slept on the floor – wouldn’t have it any other way. He taught me to play the piano and let me play in his shed. It was his backyard where many of my happy childhood memories were made. I remember catching lightening bugs, having a fish fry, and playing baseball there. I remember sleepovers where he and my Nanny would let me stay up late and eat anything I wanted. Yes, Coca-cola was had for breakfast. He’s the best. So, I would appreciate any prayers you are willing to send his way. There’s so much I still need to learn from this man.

5 comments:

The Mac's House said...

What a sweet generous man he is.

Saying prayers for him.

Teri
in Virginia.....

Melissa said...

Teri, I really appreciate your prayers. I hope all is well in VA for you!

Sue said...

Oh Melissa I'm so sorry to hear about your Papa. I too will be praying for him and your family.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Melissa I just read this post...oh how my heart goes out to you. I loved my Grandpa too and he was the one who took me fishing. My Grandparents raised me...yes we have so much to learn from them. Your Papa sounds like such a wonderful man...imagine sleeping on the floor so others could have his bed. I will be sending up prayers also for you and your family. Take care my friend. Maura

The Mac's House said...

Melissa,

It is HOT HOT HOT here in VA. Otherwise we're doing good, thanks for asking.

Bought a swimming pool, nothing fancy mind you but it is a place to go relax, unwind at the end of the day and cool off when outside. We're enjoying it especially with this hot hot hot weather.

Teri