June 30, 2009

On the Road Again

There will be no new Parris Island entries until next week. We leave early tomorrow morning to drive to Virginia and we will drive back on Sunday. My sister's 50th birthday is on Thursday so my oldest brother (Robert) is flying in from California to surprise her. We decided to show up at the same time unannounced and really shock her as she has not seen my wife and daughters in several years. We have not seen Robert in a decade or so so this promises to be a big reunion. On the way home on Sunday we will meet up with my father-in-law in Richmond and bring him to stay with us. While here he will have open heart surgery and recover at our home. Whether or not he will be able to go back to his nomadic ways after his recovery remains to be seen, but I doubt it. I suspect he will be a a permanent resident which will be good for everyone involved and teach our daughters the proper way to treat your parents as the begin to age.

As always we covet your prayers both for our travels and for the future and for all the issues looming large.

Here, for no reason whatsoever is, a video of Townes Van Zandt, one of the best songwriters ever. If you like good country/folk music you can't do much better.


3 comments:

elizabeth said...

Your father in law is in my prayers. Safe travels and God speed His mercy.

Philippa said...

Many years to your sister. We are of the same age. Don't forget the smelling salts for when she passes out from the excitement.

Another good opportunity for your daughter to learn how to care for "the aging." LOL!

God bless you FIL. May God grant him a speedy and full recovery.

Ian said...

Many years to your sister!
God bless and my prayers for your Father.
And God bless you, and my prayers, as you travel.