Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2010 is coming to a close...

Everyone is getting so big so quickly!
There's hair on Marvin's legs. He's interested in developing and bearing his testimony. Having some trouble not getting detentions, good thing Cherry likes him so well.
Anastasia is reading small words. Who would have know she would love kindergarten?
Avalina is saying her own prayers. She never stops talking and is still breaking things. Her honesty when she gets into mischief always amazes me. She unabashedly announces, "It was me!"
She looks and acts so much like Betty-Ann when she was a girl.
Ella is grabbing on to things and smiling and lifting her head and Daddy got some chuckles.
Pat is still working like a dog as the best janitor in Whiterock and finding energy to spend time with the children and small moments with myself.
Grandma David turned 101 a few weeks ago and is residing at Kiwanis Care Center. It is so much better than Carlton Gardens. If she cannot be in her little house at least now she is close by and somewhere pleasant that doesn't always smell like pee. Most times she seems to know us but she's often cranky. I hope i do not live as long as her because i am already tired. Wish I could make her smile and laugh as easily as she used to. She is much quieter now that my dad is gone. I don't think it's nice to outlive your children.
My mom is plugging along as best she can and has been giving herself the blood transfusions at home for one year now. She is still volunteering at the Family History Library and working with Victim Services at NWPD. She is an inspiration to me constantly and I do hope in some ways I become my mother.
Lalaine is still with us but helps Patrick clean during the week and hides out at my mil's on the weekends.
Lolo is done with the chemo and radiation therapies which seem to have significantly shrunk the tumor. He says the Lord has healed him but we all know it will inevitably return in time. For now he can see and hear and eat with his mouth and try to enjoy his children and grandchildren with a better quality of life than before the therapy. God Bless him. He needs our prayers and so do his children.
I know God loves us and wants us to be happy. He provides so many tender mercies to bless us through our trials on this earth. Jesus Christ lives and loves us too. I am very grateful for my knowledge of the gospel and happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I hope many of you have had a chance to feel of his love.
Merry Christmas!

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