The month of August was a complete whirlwind for me. The first week we took TJ, Zack, Hannah and Nicole out to Ocean Shores to Joe’s brother’s place, for a little mini vacation. I was finally feeling well enough that we could do a little vacation. We had a great time. Unfortunately, TJ decided that it was a good idea to stand up in the canoe while fishing and he tipped himself and Nicole into the lake, along with her camera, her cell phone and his cell phone! Needless to say, her cell phone and camera are both now at the bottom of Duck Lake!
We did a camp fire on the beach one night. We tried to do smores, but I’m not sure what happened to the marshmallows I bought. They were all melded together. The kids did the best they could! We also did put put golf — I think Nicole won that round. Did the arcade, and also even did the go-carts. All in all, I think it was a success. I felt good enough that I was able to make them breakfast and dinner each night! It was wonderful!
Unfortunately, when I got home I got a call from my mom letting me know that my 86 year old Granny had taken a turn for the worse. I immediately packed up and drove back down to Montesano. I was thanking the Lord that I wasn’t working because it was due to this that I was able to spend the last week of her life with her. I got some wonderful, precious time with her. It has been very difficult, to say the least, because I was close to my Granny, but I am thankful she is no longer in pain and she is now in heaven with our Lord Jesus.
After her funeral, Joe’s work sent us off to Las Vegas for a garden convention of sorts. He worked, and I got to park by the pool. Neither of us gamble or drink, but we had a good time anyways. I got some sun, and enjoyed the weather. I also was feeling pretty good due to the dry weather, plus our airfare was paid for, our hotel paid for and our food paid for — who could ask for more! Thank you Lord!
Then immediately after I get home, I unpack and re-pack and Hannah and I left for Eastern Washington to go and see John Mayer and Keith Urban at the Gorge. What an amazing time and what an amazing concert. God has so blessed me this summer. Even with my Granny passing, I look at the time I got with her as a blessing. It was precious, and I wouldn’t trade it for a million dollars. She truly was one in a million.
God also blessed me by giving me a break from this illness for a few months. The medications they have me on currently seem to be working for the most part. I have more good days than bad, and for that I’m thankful! God is always good, and I’m so thankful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.