Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Give Thanks In All Things...



"Give thanks in all things," and "All things work together for good," are biblical words I have spoken the past couple days. The temperatures have dropped low enough to wreak havoc here in the central valley of California. My Mother has extensive water damage in her home from a frozen pipe that burst in the attic while she was at church Sunday morning. Several people worked furiously to move furniture, towel dry many items, and find another place to put things. In the midst of all the work, I reminded my Mother that all things work together for good. We may not understand "what" good right now, but I am sure things will be better after the "recovery." Maybe it will be new carpet she has been wanting. Of course, we are grateful that nearly all her belongings have been salvaged and that insurance will take care of the structural damage. In the meantime, Mom and Veronica (who has been here visiting) have enjoyed the brand new Holiday Inn. Mom told me today they have the best cinnamon rolls and she thinks she will take a few extra tomorrow to have in her room. Maybe I will sneak in tomorrow and share a cinnamon roll with her. (The photo at left is my son Bryce with his cousins Amber and Sara and Mom at her 80th birthday party in 2004. At nearly 82 she still looks that good!)

6 comments:

  1. Jana, I'm sorry for your mother's damage at her house, but glad most things were salvaged! WOW, she looks GREAT! Give her my love.

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  2. Sister Allard, Let Sis Wilson know that i am sorry for the damage but to enjoy those Cinnamon Rolls, when did you say you were going, I am on my way LOL love you all. it is a great picture of all of the kids(well they are not kids anymore)

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  3. Thank you, Linda and Cheri, for your concern. Fortunately, important things were salvaged. It is quite a mess, however, and we aren't sure how long she will have to be out of the house. She is, however, enjoying the hotel. She doesn't like to be at mine or Paula's place because she feels dependent. At 81, we don't argue. Let her have it her way! Funny thing is, when it gets dark, she wants one of the grandkids to come and stay with her. They love being in the hotel, too. :)

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  4. Your mom is beautiful! That's it, she's just beautiful.

    Give her my love.

    shirley Buxton
    www.writenow.wordpress.com

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  5. Your mother looks so good. I love her too. She was always nice to me even when I was a kid. (and your dad too)

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  6. Yes, she does look great. Her eyes are still bright blue, and I still give her a bad time for having such good legs. Why didn't I inheirit such good gams?!?!?! LOL

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