Friday, April 22, 2011

Hello All and Happy Easter, Happy Spring and Happy Passover! This is a special Pink Saturday and when you go to Beverly's you will find all the pretty Springtime blogs to browse through....

Flowers from our gardens last year and the cross beside the road that we always watch for....I believe this one is in Missouri. Isn't it magnificent?

Spring is very slow in coming to us this year...right now it is raining, which I love, but it is chilly, chilly, chilly....which I don't love! I do hope that Sunday will have the sun shinning and warmer temps so all the children can have fun finding eggs much more fun than finding them inside.

We will be celebrating just the two of us, but we have much to be thankful for. The West Texas fires swept through the town our Texas family lives in....Ft. Davis. It swept through the area of their home and when they were evacuated they went out on the highway where they could watch. It was all high flames fed by the high winds and dense smoke, but hours and hours later, when it all cleared, their home was OK! There was only a small bit under the fence in a portion of their property. Many were not so lucky....I believe, the last I heard 43 homes were lost in that area and sadly a fireman is in the burn unit of The University Medical Center in Lubbuck. He is fighting for his life with 60% of his body burned.....I hope you will remember to keep him in your prayers.....having been in the US Forest Service with my first husband, I know how treacherous and deadly even a grass fire can become!

And, another blessing....our Texas grandson has had the grafting on his hand completed this week. He is waiting to find out when he will be released to finish his therapy and recovery.....Three weeks ago he had a serious dirt bike accident where he wound up being air lifted to Lubbuck to The University Medical Center and that is where he is now after the surgery.....A freak accident caused him to fly over the handle bars with the bike landing on top of him. He was knocked unconscious and his unprotected hand rested on the hot exhaust pipe causing third degree burns on his hand and wrist. I know he learned a valuable lesson to always be wearing your safety gear...all of it, not just some of it. Thank heavens he had his helmet on or it could have been much, much worse!
This special young man graduates from college next month and has been accepted into the US Border Patrol and is waiting orders. We are all hoping and praying he will get his hand healed and working before they call....

So, these last few weeks have been a bit stressful, but with luck and prayers, all seems to be on the mend!

Wishing you all many blessings,