Monday, March 29, 2010

Not Quite Ready for This

It is fair to say that my dad has struggled the past few days.  He has started taking new medication and it has caused him to sleep a lot.  He is confused at times and doesn't participate in most conversations.  It is difficult for all of us to see him this way.

His best buddies came into town to see him this weekend.  Bob and Dy flew in from Spokane and Dave and Val drove into town as well.  Having his friends around seemed to be good for him.  Throughout the past few days he has had other visitors as well.  Although he probably won't remember most of the visitors because of his medication, my mom is very much appreciative of your kind words and warm wishes.

Each day has been something different with my dad so it's hard to tell what to expect from day to day.  If you would like to stop by for a quick visit please call ahead and let us know you are coming.  If the timing is bad we will be sure to tell you.  

Thank you for sending good thoughts our way during this difficult time.



  1. Sending all of you guys lots of hugs & prayers!

    ~ Kathy & Charlie (Relay friends in Oregon)

  2. I heard this song on the radio today - and I always think of you and Rick when I hear it. Beautiful lyrics - emotional - so meaningful - and speaks to the love of true companions.
    "When the years have done irreparable harm
    I can see us walking slowly arm in arm
    Just like the couple on the corner do
    'cause girl i will always be in love with you
    And when i look in your eyes
    I'll still see that spark
    Until the shadows fall
    Until the room grows dark
    Then when i leave this earth
    I'll be with the angels standin'
    I'll be out there waiting for my true companion
    Just for my true companion
    True companion
    True companion"