Friday Evening, August 7
Wednesday Evening, August 4 and Thursday, August 5
Wednesday, August 5
This was the day I kept Reuben and Judi’s little ones while they were in court concerning Little K’s adoption.
Reuben and Judi came home with fairly good news – that the parent’s previous signatures to the adoption arrangement almost guaranteed that Reuben and Judi could keep Little K. The judge was going to look over everything and get back to them in a week or two.
Update: I received a “Praise the Lord” email the other day informing us that the adoption has been approved, and will be finalized sometime this fall. We are so excited for them.
Monday, August 3
I took this picture just after dropping my camera. I thought I had my purse and camera strap in my hand, but I had my purse strap twice – consequently my camera fell from my lap to the concrete floor when I got out of our van. The lens cover shattered, but the lens and camera are okay.
Mel and Velda (Cerwin’s sister) took me and our van to the Harrisburg Airport to get Reuben and Judi and their family who had flown in from the Midwest. (Cerwin was on his chapel delivery trip to Florida.)
I was grateful that it suited Mel to drive, because driving to the airport is not my favorite thing to do. We took our van because Reuben and Judi would be using it for the next four days – and it held car seats I had borrowed for the children. Thanks Crystal and Keri.
Reuben and Judi stayed with us a year ago when he was born – planning to take him home with them. However, after seeing him, his mother decided to keep him. They went home in tears. Four months later they spent a month with us after his mother determined that she could not keep him. After visiting Little K at Hershey Medical and then bringing him here, Reuben and Judi waited for approval to take him back to their home – across state lines. That happened toward the end of January.
They came back In May, thinking it could be the final court date, but the father (who is in jail and not married to the mother) decided to cause a ruckus. So they went home without any decision from the judge. Now they are back again, hoping this will be the final court date before his adoption.
~ I love getting awake to a beautiful moon.
~ I love getting awake to a note like this.
Jana and a few other young people were in our man cave the night before. The guys do allow girls in there now and then. 🙂
This has been the “note pole” since our children could read and write. There were not cell phones then, so this is how we left messages for each other. I love that the grandchildren know where to leave notes. 🙂 That little white clip must be 40 years old – or more. At one point we had 3 note clips on the pole. Now one suffices.
A pretty catbird contemplating a bath on a warm Sunday afternoon.
~ I love watching birds
These are three of my mothers siblings – Orpha, Lester, and Joyce. My Uncle Vernon lives in California. Their four oldest siblings – Leroy, Florence (my mother), Anna Mary, and Betty – are living in heaven.
~ I love visiting with the Hawthorne family and being reminded of my mother. They talk and laugh like her.
Today, August 14
We were surprised when two of Mother High’s brothers stopped in to visit her this afternoon when we were there. All three live in different areas of Landis Homes. Amos was surprised to find John there when he arrived fifteen minutes later.
John (next to Cerwin) will be 100 in December. Amos (foreground) is 86. Mother will be 98 in a few weeks. Their sister Naomi is 95 and lives in a Denver, PA, nursing home, and their youngest brother Luke (early 80s) and his wife live at Fairmount Home. John and Amos get around in electric scooters. Their other siblings: Alice, Aaron, and Laura are deceased.
Sunday, July 19
This reunion is my dad’s siblings and their families. As reunions usually go, this one seems to be getting smaller. Daddy and his brothers are no longer living, so not many of the next few generations choose to attend.
Everyone brings a hot and cold dish. Daddy’s two sisters are the youngest in the family, and it is fun to visit with them. Lois is on the left, and Julia is third from the left – behind my step-mother. The youngest one there was our great-grandson, Anthony, right, held by his mother, Abby.
Sunday Afternoon, July 12
There is a tent next to the pavilion to give more space.
Sunday Afternoon, May 31
This was an incredibly happy day for the High family – especially Cerwin’s mother who led Crystal to the Lord last year. How exciting is that – leading a granddaughter to the Lord at the age of 96?
In the above photo, an LCBC pastor is talking to Mother. He made sure that she had a front-row seat.
Family and friends arrived just before 3 PM to witness their baptizing.
Both are married with young children.
Blessings upon blessings to you Bryan and Crystal.
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day is usually the day my siblings and our families clean up the pavilion area in the woods behind our house. My brother Dale (above) and I do the weedeating and start about and hour before the others so they can rake the leaves easily – and without us in their vicinity.
My coffee and weed eater fuel in the lower left.