Monday, May 25, 2009

uncle kenneth

uncle raymond, uncle kenneth, dad, uncle sam, uncle junior

randy, kenny, robert, uncle kenneth
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uncle kenneth

mom, wendy, leona & myself took a trip to see uncle kenneth. he's dying of ALS (lou gehrig's disease). he was diagnosed in 2008. he is quickly deteriorating. it's crazy because my dad and his brothers are strong--don't need any help from anyone. to see someone so strong get so weak in such a short time is completely heart breaking. my uncle is now walking with a walker and has a hard time speaking. his young wife says he's in so much pain all the time. she gets very little sleep and he cannot help but be frustrated. randy, his son, is always over there making sure he's ok. someone always has to be with him in case he chokes. randy cries a lot because when they were very young their mom left them. uncle kenneth could have put them in an orphanage but chose to raise them. randy says he'll never forget that. kenny, his other son, says he helps as much as he can also. small note about kenny--he's been in rehab for two years for drugs. he's doing so good. i'm proud of him. he has a hard time watching his dad die. robert, another son, doesn't come to see his dad very much. when we were there, robert stayed only a few minutes. he barely looked at his dad. when he left he told his dad "see ya dad--love you". uncle kenneth didn't want us to leave. as we were leaving, his eyes had tears in them. it was hard. i talked to ray about going a couple days during our vacation. please pray that we will have the money and the van is running good. it may be the last time i see him.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

pray for my mom

keep my mom in your prayers. she went in for a normal colonoscopy and dr power found a polyp that was too big to remove. she was diagnosed with cancer. at this point she will have surgery to have the polyp and probably a little bit of her colon removed. just pray that that is all she will need. she's not scared. she believes that God will take care of her. Amen!

Monday, May 11, 2009

mother's day

ray, chantze & the twins made mother's day very very special. they bought my 2 new belly rings & 2 new sun dresses. they made breakfast in bed for me and took me out to someplace else pizza. they even bought me a mocha from starbucks. the girls made a really nice picture on brown paper. they are so thoughtful. they made the whole day about me and gave me hugs & kisses. ray says he owes me a full body massage. ;) i hope all of you moms felt as special as i did on sunday.
we also bought special gifts for our moms. i'm pretty sure they liked their gifts. mom & violet, we love you very much & we'll always be there for you when you need us. May our loving Father in Heaven always be with you.