Saturday, May 16, 2015

Graduation Eve: Clark

We had a great Saturday. I spent the morning cleaning up and going to the grocery and things like that. I ironed Clark's graduation gown...the last one I guess I'll ever iron. (sniff)

Logan and Morgan arrived early afternoon...and we all went out for dinner: Jim and I, Joshua, Holly and Aaron, Logan and Morgan, Clark and Faith. We had the best time. And then my Dad and Clara arrived around 8 p.m., and we were so happy they made it safely.

The kids were all really glad to see them.

Holly and Morgan made a big batch of cookies, and then all the kids sat around the kitchen table, talking and laughing...and my heart burst into a million pieces at the love.


Can I just say how much I love that my kids and their spouses genuinely like each other? It is such a blessing. I hope it's always this way.

We are going to church tomorrow. Holly is on the praise team, and Faith and her sister are singing the offertory song. I am so happy my Dad and Clara will be here to see it.

After lunch, we plan to head to graduation and meet up with Jim's parents there.

I'm just praying that my Dad makes it okay...any prayers any of y'all want to say for him would not be wasted.

Just sayin'.

He wants to be here for all the milestones, but it's getting harder and harder. Tonight, he said, "well, I haven't fallen yet, so I count that as a blessing."

I do, too. And, honestly, I cannot imagine how he hasn't fallen. He has to move very slowly, and he shuffles his feet. I really wish his life was different...but I know, and he knows, that he still has a reason and purpose for being here.

Clara told me that my Dad has not been doing well at all. I noticed that he looked kinda pale when they got here...but he ate a cookie like a BOSS, so just sayin. My Dad said, "well, I made it for all 3 of the other kids, and wanted to finish it out for Clark."

I don't know if he meant for that to sound the way it sounded...but it made me sad. And it also made me happy that he had been able to be here for each child's graduation. Such a blessing to have him, I know. My Mom missed them all.

Correction: we missed my Mom at them all.

"The LORD says, 'I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust in My name. When they call on Me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them My salvation.'" Psalm 91:14-16


  1. I'm praying for your dad, Marty.

    1. Thank you so much. That means so much to me. :)