Grandma had a beautiful cozy little room which Moma kept decorated for each season. At Christmas Moma had a set of 3 sweet little churches she always put in Grandma's room as part of her decor. Moma scheduled and took Grandma to all her doctor's appoints, spending HOURS on the phone helping her with Medicaid or something similar, etc.
Grandma LOVED birds!! She often stood at her window or Daddy and Moma's glass patio door watching birds at their bird feeder, squirrels, and deer which would occasionally come through their backyard. I've just mentioned a FEW of the 100's of unseen things that Moma did for Grandma.
Moma gave herself selflessly to help Grandma have a wonderful joy-filled life.
Thank you, Moma, for being JESUS' Hands and feet and heart to Grandma! I love you!
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~Thank you for praying for my heart...Jesus REALLY helped me yesterday when all of my family was together remembering my Grandma. I felt your prayers!!
~We got EVERYTHING UNPACKED and put away yesterday!
I can't tell you what an overwhelming job that is to unpack 13 suitcases which are filled with a VARIETY of things! Everything from bathroom toiletries to things for the kitchen! (Because of weight, we often have to add extra things last minute to suitcases...so it's not just..."This one is Kimberly's things, this one is Sarah's, etc.")
And with 38 stairs to run up and down, it gets tiring, especially when one has had little sleep. =)
But, Thankfully we have lots of little feet who can..."Run this down to the kitchen" etc., and we all worked together to get the task done! This also included SORTING THROUGH EACH CHILD'S CLOSET to find the clothes that they have out-grown while they were gone! We normally make a large bag or 2 to give to Sis. Farly to distribute as she sees fit.
I'm SO HAPPY to be unpacked!
~My sweet Daddy and Moma are coming to see us! WE CAN'T WAIT!!!!
I still have FALL decor up from us leaving for Argentina in October. I hope I can get it down before Moma gets here. ;-)
~Daddy is to teach classes to our church leaders here. PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS AND USE THESE CLASSES!
(A side note...another team of 2 were supposed to come here to teach classes in March, and my parents were supposed to come in JULY! One of that other team wrote to us saying that for some reason they were NOT feeling clear to come in March. So, Phillip called and asked Daddy if he and Moma could switch and come in March, and it worked out. Jesus knew that my Grandma was going to go to Heaven just a few days before Daddy and Moma were to come, that I would not get to go home at this sad time, and that my heart would NEED them to come in MARCH instead of July! Isn't God AMAZING!!!?!!!!)
~There are SO MANY details of our trip (both ours and Phillip's) that we KNOW HAD TO BE GOD! WE stand amazed at how He was with us...inspite of the "YIKES FACTOR" our flying separately was to us. ~Our carpet was cleaned on Monday (I had written that it was cleaned earlier, but I had misunderstood.)
It is still DAMP which makes for a DAMP CHILLY house. (It gets about 40's at night...and the houses here are made out of concrete, with no heating!)
BEHIND ME LIES A LITTLE BLOND HAIRED "CHERUB" NAMED ELIJAH WHO IS STRUGGLING TO BREATH!! PLEASE HELP US PRAY FOR HIM AND LITTLE MARY WHO ARE VERY SICK RIGHT NOW!
Again I say...THANK YOU TONS for your prayers!!! I'm asking Jesus to send each of you pray-ers a HUG!!!
Pics of our trip coming soon.