Sunday, September 09, 2007

The picture below was taken on Labor Day 2007. Labor Day this year was on Sept. 3rd which was Rhebeca's 9th birthday. We all got together in Culver by the lake to celebrate Rhebeca and Kael's birthday's. Beca, as I said, was 9 and Kael is 4 years old. I'm very thankful for their presence in my life. They both bring me so much joy!!

I haven't posted for a while because I have been plagued with depression...not bad but enough that I don't want to be negative on this blog. Every once in a while it hits me how disabled I really am. Our son was looking at a job in Oregon and it just crushed me. I knew I cannot fly and cannot sleep in a hotel bed. So, I would be unable to visit them. I had a hard time working myself out of that. I tried to explain to him how I felt but unless you experience my disabilities it's very hard to understand the confinement of them. Unless things change for me we will not be able to travel anymore. I have tried to be thankful for the amount of travel I've been able to do up to this point. Wayne and I were able to do a LOT of traveling in connection to the business. We really enjoyed the many places we were able to go and experience. I am trying to look back on memories and enjoy them and look forward with anticipation for a wonderful future with a family that loves each other.

Our granddaughter was upset about a week ago. One of the family members had said something that upset her. I told her that there are about 20 of us total in this family and there is no way that 20 people are going to agree with each other in any given moment. But, being a family we must overlook and forgive the shortcomings of the other person and continue on in love. That's what a family does!That's a paraphrase but I have thought about my own words of wisdom many times in the years of raising children and living in the same town as our parents. We are all so different but we have somehow managed to remain friends!

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