Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015


Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. I am finally home. My daughter labeled the last few weeks, "Mom's Great Adventure." That pretty much sums it up.

I spent almost two weeks in Oregon visiting my father and helping my mother take care of him. If you didn't read my prior post, he was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The longest most people live is five years. More than likely, six months to two years. We simply don't know. But, I know one thing for sure. Seeing him in this condition was disturbing. I don't like seeing anyone, much less someone I love, in pain. In spite of this, I had a wonderful visit with family as we surrounded my father with love.

Four generations: My father, me, my daughter, and grandson.

Me and my sister with my father. 
On Sundays, he wears his white shirt and tie with his pajama pants, even though he lays in bed all day.

Me and my two sisters with my father.

We celebrated an early Thanksgiving together. My father was able to come to the table for about five minutes and was able to eat a little too.

All of us visiting with Dad.

We had to quickly snap pictures when he was up and awake, which was a rare occasion. Of all of the cancers you can get, pancreatic cancer is one of the most painful. It's a horrible thought and I won't go into the details. Suffice it to say, my father is enduring it without complaint. I would be curled in a ball crying my eyes out. Seriously.

I'm so glad I was able to be there and see him.

We (my daughter and grandson went with me to Oregon) flew into Dallas and were eagerly greeted by our hubbies. We stayed with my daughter and her family in Dallas for the Thanksgiving weekend.

After that, we had three days at home before we had to turn around and leave again for my son's graduation from college!

December in Austin, Texas is fantastic!

Saying goodbye is sooooo hard.

So, that's been my life for the past few weeks. Now I'm home and getting ready for Christmas and just trying to catch up on everything.

I usually close down my blog for the holidays, since everyone is so busy.

That being said, I will resume Wordless Wednesday in January.

Merry Christmas!

Hold your family close and enjoy every minute of time you have together.