12/27 - Stretching my rubber band
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
We had a wonderful Christmas. It seemed like an extra special
Christmas for us with an unseemly amount of ‘stuff’ being passed
out. That was in the morning.
That night, after a wonderful Christmas dinner of Turkey and
trimmings, my dad, who was down to see my boys, complained of some
back pain. To make a long story short, they think he had an aortic
aneurysm. He died in the ER about 8:00 PM Christmas night. He ate
a great dinner on this side, and had a wonderful dessert with his
family on the other side.
Sometimes you wonder how much a family can take. Please don’t
worry and fret about us. We’re coping. I will testify to each one
of you that the Lord will not give us any more than we are able to
My column will be hit and miss for the next while, but writing is
therapeutic for me. I’ll be back.