Wow! The last three weeks have been one incredible jumble of activity and joy — and sorrow!
May 24th — Middle Daughter Graduated from Nurses’ Training.
May 28th — We had a Memorial day cookout as a graduation party, and Oldest Son began his trek home from Nepal.
May 29th — Gracegiven’s sweet baby was born, my Uncle Johnny passed away, and Oldest Son arrived in Columbus, OH to begin debriefing.
May 31st — Certain Man made a decision at 10 PM to go and pick up Oldest Son in Ohio. We had made other plans to fetch him home, but when Certain Man learned of Oldest Son’s intense desire to have his dad come, he couldn’t bear not to go.
June 1st — Certain Man and Youngest Daughter left at 4 AM to go to Ohio and were back in Delaware before 9 PM that night. A thousand miles later, and Oldest Son WAS HOME!
June 3rd — The viewing and calling hours for Uncle Johnny. So many wonderful people. Never enough time to talk.
June 4th — The funeral for Uncle Johnny. Uncles and Aunts and Cousins by the bushel, a cousin’ choir, and wonderful memories.
June 5th — Youngest Daughter begins her first “real” job!
June 6th — Dover appointments with my Sweet Mama.
June 7th — Church picnic at the Browns Branch County park for a 16th birthday party
June 9th — A trip to New York City for a graduation. A fun side trip into Chinatown. While on the subway, Certain Man’s Wife’s cell phone rang. It was Youngest Son calling from the beach. He had news. Girl With The Beautiful Heart said “YES!!!” Certain Man and His Wife give thankful praise.
June 10th — Birthday brunch for Friend June. Church at Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church. Lunch at 51 Logan Street — Then home to Delaware.
June 12th — Case Manager visit, and Our Girl Nettie’s yearly physical.
June 13 — Morning at my Sweet Mama’s house, and then to Lewes for an afternoon psychiatrist visit for Our Girl Nettie. Small group tonight.
Whew!!! Believe me, I have hardly had a spare minute on my computer. And I am trying to be better at controlling it, too, since Certain Man gently indicated last week that he thinks I spend too much time in here. Well, I guess he just might have a point. And with company coming this weekend — this house is in serious need of some concentrated domesticated activity.