Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday Night

Just a short blog update to let you know that everything is going well. I talk with Mom over the phone at least twice every day and, each time, I can tell she is grinning from ear to ear. Our conversations are always filled with vivid and wonderful details of the sights and sounds she’s experiencing. Mom and Dad will return home tomorrow, ready to enter 2007 with a refreshed spirit and new memories. Meanwhile, I spent four days visiting with friends, reading, shopping, catching up on paperwork, and making my own memories with Paul Burton.

I think the only “creature” who has not enjoyed this week was Ellie (our dog)! I tried to play with her, but she just stared out the windows and moped around the house. Well, Lord willing, she’ll be able to sniff Mom and Dad all she wants to tomorrow. I’m also looking forward to seeing my parents again, although I promise not to sniff them. Instead, we’ll share together memories, pictures, and answered prayers of a week the Lord has blessed.

To my parents, I want to say, “Thank you for being faithful to each other for thirty-three years…what clear evidence it is that the Lord does live in and through you. Happy Anniversary!” And to the family that made it possible for my parents to celebrate their anniversary, I’d like to say, “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you have refreshed the hearts of the saints (Philemon 1:7). Thank you!”


  1. Bob, Amy, Emily, Meredith and Abby Says:

    You have such a sweet spirit, Katy!! Just like your mom. :0) Love you all!

    Amy and family

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,

    Wasn’t it just wonderful to let your parents finally get away just to relax and be together. I know that with our kind of illness we often feel guilty about how much time we take from the people we love and cherish. I thank God that you and your family are finally comfortable enough to have your away time so to speak. Give Elle a pet on the head, and tell your folks CONGRATULATIONS from me.
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman

  3. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Katy, what a lovely entry! I love your sense of humor :) I know I just got back from spending time with you, but I just wanted to thank you for the blessing you are. Your parents certainly have something to celebrate - in their 33 years together, they guided three amazing individuals into Godly lives. It was wonderful spending time with you & Paul! Hope you have a blessed evening with your parents :) Love you!!

  4. Doris Harriff Says:

    Katy, I only met your mother once (when Colin was 3 years old), but I feel I have learned to know her through these pages, just as I have learned to know you. I’m in complete agreement with Aleah, too, about the way they have guided their family. It all says a lot about your grandparents, too.

    That comment from Amy about you having the same sweet spirit as your mother, reminds me of a young lady I once knew who was adopted, how completely she became her adopted parents’ child - she looked like her Dad, and sang like her Mom (and she sang beautifully). You, too, have become completely your parents’ child even though you were not born to them.

  5. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Hey Katy!
    Nice to see you posting. Grin! And I’m glad you’ve also had a wonderful “normal” few days just doing the things we all need to do in life. I hope you have a wonderful new year!!!

  6. Sandy Says:

    Hi Katy,

    I was so glad to see this update and know things are going fine with you. I’m glad your parents were able to get away and celebrate their anniversary! Enjoy the hope and expectation of the new year! And take good care.