Gary and I planned our summer vacation and left for Vancouver, WA on Wednesday morning June 15 and had planned to stay until August 7. Awbrey's, our granddaughter, 14th birthday is on August 6 and we wanted to be there to celebrate with her as we have never missed being with her on her birthdays. But God had other plans. Gary's Mom had a stroke on June 24 and was hospitalized in Puyallup, WA. She had gone up to spend the summer with Jimmie and Liz, Gary's brother and his wife. So we spent most of our vacation at the hospital going through all the rehab training with Mom. We are home now and everything is going great. We are all adjusting to the changes in our lives and getting ready to start outpatient therapy with Mom as she continues her recovery process. We know that God will use this summer as a lesson for us to wait upon Him and He will also use everything that has happened for His glory. Continue to lift Mom up in your daily prayers as works hard to recovery from this stroke and Gary & I as we minister to her.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11