Sunday, August 14, 2005

home again, home again

We're home again, after a week's vacation in southeastern Wisconsin. It wasn't exactly a pleasure trip, as it was mostly for visiting Daniel's dad in the nursing home; he may not have much longer to live. But we managed to have some fun as well -

swinging,

jumping,

riding,

and tea with Granny.

Click the pictures to make them big.

We also got to run up and down Grandpa's new wheelchair ramp (he comes home this week, if all goes well), visit the zoo, watch movies, explore the farm...



...and squeeze in a little bit of KAP for the grownups. Daniel, shown here with his kite string, got some good pictures of the farm and countryside. And as a fringe benefit we could report to Mom that all the shingles were indeed still on her roof.

We were glad to go, and we're also glad to be back home. Dad's precarious health reminds me of the saying that for those who follow God, life on earth is the only hell they will ever know, and for those who choose life without God, life on earth is the only heaven they will know. Thinking about that makes every moment of my life stand out in stark contrast. It reminds me to be thankful for our own health, and to use our time wisely -- and with joy.

3 Comments:

Blogger Karin said...

Amen.

Glad you're home safely, Kel. The pictures are great.

8/15/2005 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Kelly,

Thanks so much for the pictures. They are very cool! Your kids are beautiful!

I'm glad you were able to see dad. T will be there Wednesday, so hopefully he'll be able to help mom when dad comes home.

Love you guys,

8/15/2005 1:00 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

The KAP photos are incredible!!! I really like the corn stripes and the one with Daniel and his kite string. And the kids are very cute, I love how BigE's face and body are in focus but his hands and feet are blurred in motion ...

8/15/2005 9:09 AM  

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