Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Update and a funny story!

Here is my wedding sampler. I am nearly done. I feel a very urgent need to get it done. you see, Thomas is failing quickly. He spent a few days in the hospital and came home Monday. He is down to 111 pounds, can no longer walk or hold himself upright. He can only whisper when he speaks and has no use of his left arm. He told Ma and the Chaplin today that he is ready to go home and see Jesus. You know, it takes a lot of courage to fight an illness but it takes a special courage and strength to know when to say "I no longer wish to fight, I am ready for my Homegoing." Please keep them in your prayers.
Meet Flash! he is a 3 month old bassett pup that lives next door! This boy is a character and a half! He is full of himself and loves to aggrevate Katie! I just love his deep bassett bark and he is such a cuddly little sweetheart!

Doesn't Katie look comfy? This was her today taking her mid morning nap! Something funny happened on our evening walk today! Jack decided we should take a shortcut home through the alley! BIG mistake. There was a duck in someones back yard. I thought it was a statue at first until it walked and quacked. She made a beeline for Katie and gave her a peck on the head! I about rolled on the ground laughing! The look on Katie's face was priceless and there was Jack trying to stay between the two of them. That duck followed us to the end of the alley trying her best to get another shot at that intruder! Katie kept wanting to stop, Jack kept telling her to get a move on and I was laughing until I cried! That duck stood there and stared at us until she was certain she had defended her turf and she waddled back to her yard! So that is our day today!


Susan said...

Yes, it is important to know how to go home to Jesus when it's time. I've heard sometimes people have to be given permission by loved ones because they hang on for them.

BeckySC said...

You Sampler is looking so good! You are close now :)

Flash is adorable :) TOO cute!!

Suzanne said...

What a cutie Flash is! I LOL at the duck and Katie story! Suz

Carole Burant said...

My prayers continue for Thomas! Awww what a cutie Flash is...I love basset hounds. I laughed so much when I was reading about your duck encounter...I can just imagine what Katie was thinking! hehe xox

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That is a funny story about Katie...I wish I could of seen painted the picture perfectly with your words :)

You are right about your takes special strength to say...I'm done now...will keep him in my thoughts.

Hugs dear friend :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Thomas will be in my thoughts... it takes a brave person to admit its time to go.

Tammy said...

I would have took off running as I have a bad terror of ducks or geese!!
He is a cute little feller!!

DaisyGirl said...

I wish I could have seen the duck! So funny! I'll keep Thomas in my prayers!

Amydeanne said...

flash is totally adorable!
And your sampler! wow! It's looking fantastic! I love the top wording!

_ said...

My friend continues to be in my thoughts and prayers. You are making great progress on the sampler...almost done now.

ROFL about Katie and the duck. I would have loved to have seen that. Too funny!

And what an adorable bassett hound.

Leeland said...

Flash is such a cutie!
As I know you talk to Katie, please tell her for me that I have lived the same thing with a goose. I have learnt my lesson; Has she? lol!
And for serious matters: I am thinking of Thomas and hoping for him to be relieved, and for his wife to have enough strength to go through this. I also think that Thomas should see this sampler, even unfinished.
Take care, Michelle.

Sue Seibert said...

What a lovely sampler...and a good duck and dog story!

groovyoldlady said...

It's a good thing you have such a ferocious watch dog!

I LOVE beagle and/or basset puppies. MY husband hates them. BAAAAAA-ROOOOOOOOOoooooooor!

As for Thomas: What a blessing to know that there's eternal life and joy just on the other side of that door!