This is a long post for my little life....
Young Tim and Lisa arrived on December 23rd to spend Christmas with us in Kentucky. We were so looking forward to their visit since we hadn't seen them for over a year and a half. We picked them up from the airport and after a stop at Wendy's for some food we went to see "Light's Under Louisville" which will be a blog post of its own in time. (Hopefully before next Christmas!) :)
It was Christmas Eve day that the call came from Minnesota that Tim's dad had passed away. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in August and by Christmas he was gone. We were happy that in August we had made an impromptu trip to Minnesota to see the family as it proved to be the last time we saw Tim's dad. The morning of his passing Tim talked to his step-mother, Phyllis, and asked her if she could hold the phone to his father's ear so that he could talk to him. Phyllis did that so Tim could say goodbye to his dad. When Phyllis came back to the phone she told Tim that his dad had heard him. She knew it because when Tim talked to him he stirred in his bed. It was only 3 hours later when the call came in that his dad was gone.
On Christmas Day we spoke with Jordan in Brazil. It is one of two phone calls we have each year and it broke our hearts to have to share anything other than happy news with him but we had to tell him of the passing of his grandfather. We also had to tell him that his other grandfather, my father, also was not well and he probably wouldn't make it much longer. It was not the news we wanted to share but news we had to.
Plans began to take shape for travel to Minnesota. With Tim and Lisa in town until January 1st, they offered to stay with the kids so Tim and I could drive to Minnesota. The funeral was on Friday, December 31st so we left on Thursday morning and headed north. Without the kids and the dog we made the trip in 14 hours verses the usual 16. We arrived Thursday night for the Friday morning funeral.
Day is done,
"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth." Psalms 145:18