08 August 2008

Happy Friday!

It's the beginning of the weekend!

My son will be here for the weekend, arriving tonight for supper. I am so excited!

Yesterday afternoon I spent computer file cleaning, going through my folders and cleaning out what didn't need to be there.

It's almost like looking in a yearbook and finding things you had forgotten were in there.

I came across this presentation linked below and wanted to share it with you.

So many of us are going through trials and tribulations that we have no clue how will end up, but we need to live in the moment.

Right Now

Today would have been my father's 94th birthday. He slipped away from us to the world of Alzheimers about 5 years before he died on Easter Sunday 2001. He was never a cake person and would just as soon have an apple pie. The last birthday I celebrated with him he was in the nursing home as he was not able to be on his own. I made him an apple cobbler and the kids and I took it to him and fed him a small piece. The smile on his face was priceless. I remember him in his wheelchair and the kids taking turns playing catch with him with a big rubber ball. He was so happy and for a moment, I think he knew who we were. He raised boxer dogs and was a major dog person so we got permission to take one of our dogs out to the nursing home for him to hold and he just beamed as he petted the dog and it licked his hands. Happy Birthday, Dad. I'm sure Grandma is baking an apple pie for you and you have all of our family dogs at your side.

Have a wonderful weekend and be kind to yourselves because if you don't, no one will be.


kimmy said...

Ness, that is a wonderful tribute to your Dad. He sounds like a wonderful man.


Alice said...

What a lovely memory, Ness. I hope you have a great weekend filled with wonderful memories of you dad.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I think I'll always smile when I see an apple pie... :)


Steph said...


I love the tribute to your Dad. As long as your remember part of your Dad lives on in you and your children. That make him & you very blessed.


Tracy said...

I smiled reading your memories of your Dad! :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful !!! thanks fo rthe call last night THe guy i have said all season should win DID win i am so pleased ... I am like martha I wish they would compile and sell each complete season as I so love that show!
hope your spoons are recouping and have a wonderful weekend with michael... give that man a hug from me! I am so proud of him!
Love n hugs Laura

Tonjia said...

enjoy your time with your son Ness. Please give him a hug for me and tell him thank you for his service..

Anonymous said...

Ness, what a sweet, sweet memory of your Dad. I am sure he is doing the birthday dance and eating apple pie with your mom today.

Have a great visit with your son. Take care,


Catty Ax Lady said...

"I think I'll always smile when I see an apple pie... :)"

I'll second that one.

Have a great weekend with Michael, Ness...enjoy your time, and don't use too many spoons!!

Debbie said...

Enjoy your son this weekend! Rebuild some spoon supplies.
Beautiful tribute to your Daddy.

God Bless~