I will try to show the week's goings and comings.
The first Saturday I enjoyed being with grandson Elijah. I hadn't been there for a while, so he had to show me all his new things: new bunk bed with desk and newly arranged room; almost all his toys, including a baby doll named Twinkle Star; his books and DVD's. I had a great time being brought up to speed on this little guy's world.
My work week takes me to four schools. One of them is like my base where I have a whole classroom and a computer, and spend two to three hours there every day. Here's a glimpse of a small little treasured spot I see on my desk every day.
Most of the students that come to me for help have a Mexican background and are not very aware of the Hispanic world beyond their borders. I am educating them by displaying the map of Argentina and many items from around the world.
One student decided to wear the gaucho hat while testing, for good luck perhaps?
The second weekend, I spent with Mother and we visited Dad several times, always at meal times.
Dad is frail and failing in many ways, but still has a good appetite and a great sense of humor. Here are some of his comebacks:
Nurse: Could I have your arm, please?
--But I need it.
Someone else: How are you?
--I'm on a sit-down strike.
--Did you sleep well?
--I didn't stay awake long enough to find out.
Mother wanted me to play the piano for Dad and the other Healthcare residents during their evening meal. Several thanked me, but the best part was Dad's concentration with head bowed enjoying the music.
Though his voice is feeble, his faith remains strong.
Hear his heartfelt prayer:
"Thank you, Lord, for Thy wonderful goodness.
Help us to be more appreciative day after day."
If you think of us, pray for the decisions we have to make regarding his long-term care.