Random Updates

I pulled up this collage from 2008 because I just wanted to have something cheerful on my blog.

Things are pretty much the same for my mom in California. I’m able to talk to her everyday. She reminisces and lets us all know that she loves us and appreciates our uniqueness. I have 7 brothers and sisters and we are all pretty different in many ways and similar in other ways, too. My father is restless and needs to have things to do so my sisters try to keep him occupied. My sister Lana gave the apartment a thorough cleaning from top to bottom and got rid of some things that were taking up too much room.

To make room for my mom’s hospital bed the family moved out my parents queen bed and brought in a twin bed for my dad. One of my sisters or brothers spends each night at the apartment with my mom and dad and they sleep in the living room. The apartment is small with just a kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom.

Back here at this old house our remodeling continues with Dear putting in the baseboard and trim around doors and furniture is slowly getting put back into place. We are also busy emptying out the bedrooms and living room where our new carpeting will be installed on August 7th.

Thanks again for all your kind comments and prayers for my family that are highly appreciated. May God return the blessing to you!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Random Updates

  1. Can’t wait to see all the finished renos. Hang in there Ellen – I know how hard this all is! I too come from a large family of 8 and that certainly was helpful in the caring of our beloved parents.

  2. Glad for the update on your mom. Sounds like your family is taking good care of everything. Wonderful that you get to speak to her daily. Will continue to pray!

  3. Praying our VERY creative God continues to reveal beauty, blessings and joys to you and yours during this season for your parents.

  4. Such transitions all at once Ellen. I am glad family members live close by your parents and can easily stay overnight and that phone visits are possible too.
    Praying for all that is happening in your world.

  5. My prayers are with you and your parents during this difficult time. My mother (99 1/2) is being taken care of by my only brother. She has been with hospice for several months but is now declining rapidly. My husband had cervical surgery 10 days ago and I am unable to leave him to go see them which is very stressful. God’s blessings.
    Farm Gal in VA

  6. Renovations are a hassle but when they are all finished you’ll be so happy you went through all the work, Ellen.

    I’m sure your Mom & Dad are in good hands and that your family is supporting each other with care and prayer. It must not be easy for you to be far away, but it’s great your Mom can talk to you over the phone often. ((( hugs)))

  7. Thinking of you often these days, Ellen! Though it must be hard to be far away when your mom is ill…how reassuring to know she is in good hands.

  8. Thank you for taking the time to update, Ellen. Somehow, I had not taken the time to count up your siblings — seven of you! (Reminds me of Maria (soon-to-be-Mrs.-VonTrapp) exclaiming to the Mother Superior, “Seven children!”) Grace and peace to your dear mother. And to your sibs who are able to be with her and your dad.

  9. I’m reading your posts and agreeing with all the comments; adding my prayers and hopes for peace and strength for all. What a blessing to have a large family that loves the Lord. May you feel His strong arms supporting you, Ellen.

  10. Continuing to pray for your mom and you dad, Ellen. I thought the same as Susan, what a blessing to have a large family that loves each other and the Lord. It’s wonderful that there are lots of hands to help chip in with your mom and dad when they need it.

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