Get cozy - this is a long one.
This week has been a crazy busy week. My Grandmother has been in the hospital since last week and things were not looking good at all. She needs surgery. She needs surgery on her broken arm, she needs surgery on internal things that are not functioning as they should. BUT, she is so frail, so frail that they said she will not survive surgery, so she has to live as comfortably as she can with the ailments she has. It is all so, so very sad.
Last week my parents and my two older sisters decided they needed to be here. They arrived on Sunday. We were all so glad to see them. Six months is a long time to be without them. Tuesday my Grandma was transferred to a nursing home to see if they can give her some therapy to make her a little stronger so that she can go home. So this crazy week has been spent back and forth first to the hospital, then to the nursing home, and trying to squeeze in some quality time with the family. Whew - busy week.
It also happened to be the week of the Circuit Overseers visit. Time for myself? Nah, who needs that anyway. Thursday we had to feed the C.O. and his wife lunch. I planned on being all suzy homemaker and preparing a fruit tray with hand made dip. That so did not happen. Thank goodness for Meijer and their fresh fruit tray. I will admit that I jazzed it up a bit. I cut the fruit into smaller chunks so it would spread farther, added some I had at home, and put it all in a fancy little dish.
Saturday we did service. Arizona people stopped early, it was too cold for them. We tried convincing them that it was a "dry" cold so it really wasn't at cold as they thought but they didn't buy it. So Rachel and I along with a couple of the munchkins and a friend continued on. I got a very nice call with an older gentleman, 93, we talked for about 30 minutes. Then I got back to the hall to discover that he was the only do not call on the street. OOPS! Then we got to attend the entire pioneer meeting. So encouraging!
This morning I had to say goodbye to my sisters, again! I hate that! We went to meeting with plans of service afterword. Rachel, Cameron and I are all auxiliary pioneering this month so we were trying to jump start our hours. We walked out the doors after meeting to a blizzard. No kidding, full on blizzard. So crazy. And usually Rachel drives like 90% of the time. But today I thought I would be nice and offer to drive. Mistake! BIG Mistake! We made it about half way home and I did a big giant spin-out in the street and almost went off the road. So scary. But we made it home alive and I am refusing to leave again. So intended sleepover person for the night is postponed till tomorrow. Sorry young person, please forgive me.
It was a very busy week. So busy. But all encouraging as well. I love when the Circuit Overseer is here. Everyone is so uplifted and encouraged to carry on. He read us this letter from the JW Media site and congratulated all of us for being part of "history in the making". I am so proud of our little family this month. Cameron is pioneering for the first time ever. So very proud of him and all the progress he has made these past couple of years. Kids have all set goals of increased time. It is going to be a busy month. But busy in service to Jehovah is a good busy.
Love you all.