Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving Week...

This is a pic of Paula/Matt's mom with Izzy on Thanksgiving Day in Tulsa. They were just hanging out. Matt's mom hurt her back and has been experiencing a lot of pain. She is also beginning a new job that requires a good deal of travel. Please keep her in your prayers.
Last Sunday my maternal grandmother passed away. She was 88 years old, and lived in a nursing facility with her husband of 70+ years. Her name was Estelle DeHart. She had many many grandchildren as my mother was one of 13 children she had. I do have fond memories of spending the nights in Pauls Valley as a child. I remember that grandma always had vanilla sandwich cookies, she was always sweet and soft spoken, and she could cook anything and make it taste good. My mother loved her very much and will miss her greatly as will my grandfather.
My mother is one of a kind. I really was blessed growing up with Christian parents who loved me. They always made me feel like I could accomplish anything I wanted to do. My mother always has room at the table for one more. She shows her love in so many ways including cooking delicious food. She gives of herself in a very quiet way, never wanting credit for her deeds. I don't know if I will ever acquire some of her characteristics, but I admire them so much.
Izzy has been a trooper through all the holiday outings. She is so healthy and continues to do well. We are going to horse therapy today so hopefully I'll get some good pictures.
I continue to work towards getting TEFRA for Izzy. After a month of no returned calls, I finally did get to talk to a person and find out we are going to have to get some additional documentation that could take another month or two. It is a little frustrating, but I know that the effort will be worth it in the end.
I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner. We are definately not ready! I have to say I have no desire to even decorate at this point. I think there is just so many other things going on right now.
I know I say it almost every post but I want to say it again... I am so thankful for all of you who are praying for Izzy!

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord"
James 1:5-7


OKGardners said...

We are thankful that Izzy stays so healthy. That is a real accomplishment. She looks really good in her pictures.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother. I know she will be missed.

You are right about your Mom, she IS a very special person who is always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. I miss not seeing her on a daily basis as it was when I worked with her all those years. Tell her HELLO for me! Betty

Luke's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing that great picture of Izzy, she looks so comfortable sitting with Grandma. I'm glad to hear that things are going well and that Izzy continues to stay healthy, you are blessed beyond words to have her be so healthy.

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma passing away. My grandma passed away almost 3 years ago and there are days that I really do miss her so much.

I can understand about not being ready for Christmas. I find that Holidays are hard for me lately, I keep thinking that this will be the time God will heal Luke and he will be able to enjoy Christmas once again. Do you ever have those thoughts? I continue to pray for complete healing for Izzy, I won't stop until I hear the good news.

Love in Christ,

Carmichael Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love the pictures of Izzy that you shared, especially the one of her with the turkey hat! What a precious little girl. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I will be praying for you and your family as I am sure this time must be difficult.