Sunday, June 20, 2010

Caught by surprise

As we celebrated Father's Day today I was caught by surprise.  I just could not get myself to be happy.  I tried, I worked so hard at it but the entire day, from 7:00 AM church to bedtime has been just a hard day.  We had a great picnic at Wabun Park with EVERYONE and it was fun but I could not engage in a good way.  My afternoon bike ride was hard, my dinner went down hard and this evening has been empty.  I did not see this coming nor have I seen it leave yet so will have to work at it tomorrow. 
Not any big plans for this week.  The normal stuff and camp things need to be done but nothing else.  I need to get an e-mail out to the kids about our camp out and will do that tomorrow.  July 4th is coming up very fast.
I thought a long time about the picture I put up tonight.  I did not want to take the picture down of Gail and I but I just knew I needed to and now was the time.  To put up a picture of the grand kids and me almost seemed to be not fair, not good, not right but yet I knew it was OK.  I knew that Gail would have been in her glory today as we made tonka toasts until they almost came out of our ears.  She loved them, she was perhaps smiling at all of us and saying have a wonderful time and eat up. 
I intend to be on the bike path by 7:00 tomorrow, I need to see if I can make it by that time.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful picture and how blessed you are to have healthy, happy grandchildren. What are Tonka Toasts?

Connie said...

Carmen, I am so sorry you are having to deal with the J/M move. This is a big deal for all of us, but so much more so for you.

You are also correct that it is a great honor for John and Mary and they are wonderful for having said, "Yes", because I know they will miss being here, too.

I'm praying for all of y'all.