Wednesday, March 11, 2009

these days

We are home for a couple days to grab some clean underwear, attend a couple meetings, and pay a few bills before heading back down to Iowa. Sherill's health continues to decline quickly, and she now spends the day in bed sleeping, hooked up to oxygen and a catheter, with only brief moments of lucidity. But even in the midst of pain, God gives us some highlights to hang onto...

* holding new baby goats in diapers
* catching Winn reading at the foot of his mom's bed
* watching Gary tenderly care for his wife
* eating lots of pie and cookies and sweets from caring friends and neighbors
* seeing my husband hug his family and being grateful for their closeness
* playing tractors on the floor with little Paxton
* celebrating Birthday No. 6 with the twins
* the whole Martin family squeezing into Grandpa's chair
* the never-ending flow of visitors, cards, meals, and flowers, reminding us how loved and admired Sherill is


Derek and Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for everything that your family is going through. I know my mom is on her way up. Our prayers are with your family.

breannabrummer said...

oh my! i didn't realize it would be this fast! praying for everyone continually!!!!!

Ang said...

I love you. I am praying

Peggy said...

Love you Bets. Praying for you.

The Rhoderick Family said...

Wow. I am so sorry that she is deteriorating so quickly. I pray that she is peaceful in her sleep. Keep your spirits up.