Okay, so I'm actually cleaning. My youngest daughter and her husband are on their way to visit. So, I'm cleaning and dusting and doing floors. I want it to be nice and neat when they walk in.
Yeah, so, actually, I'm sitting at the computer blogging. It is a stress relief!
In the middle of cleaning and blogging, I'm also packing. I'm trying to pack everything for an eight day visit into a carry on bag. My husband would be proud! He always wants me to pack light. This time because I'm traveling alone to visit my parents, I'm packing light.
Since I've moved out west, it has become more and more important that I visit home. Funny how that works. When we lived in the same state, we had a hard time making the 3 hour trip to visit parents. Now, that we are 18 hours away driving - the desire has become more intense.
My sister stayed 2 weeks with my parents, now my sister-in-law is there for a week until I get there on Tuesday. I get to be there with them for a week.
There is a lot going on in their lives. They are transitioning into a different stage. God has been good to them and they have been healthy and in their right minds most of their lives. Mama is 85 and showing signs of remembering more of her childhood than her present days. She is lots of fun and has a wonderful sense of humor.
Daddy has been wonderful in taking care of her and watching after her. He had to have surgery and put it off as long as he could because he was more worried about her than himself. He has been her strong tower of protection and care for a few years. She depends on him for everything.
Theirs is a love story of over 65 years. God's blessing has been on them and they have a heritage and linage that glorifies God. It is being passed down to the 2nd and 3rd and even 4th generation already!
I'm thankful for them.