Christ is Risen! I took this photo about midnight on Pascha...my girls said goodbye to my dad (who they affectionately call "Peepaw") who was having a difficult time. As I've written before, he has Parkinson's disease. Things have been getting worse lately, he is in a lot of pain and is so stiff he cannot move at all, at times. Some men had to carry him out of church on Pascha, actually. Next week, however, he is going to the University of Cincinnati hospital to participate in a study...he will stay there for 10 days and they will give him a port and a pump, so the medication will be more constant. I ask you to join us in praying for him! We went to their house later on that day...and thankfully my dad was feeling better. Last night, he came to church, but didn't serve in the altar, and left right after venerating the Bible. Today, however, he didn't come at all. I love him so much...and so does our whole family...I want him to feel better!
2 years ago I was involved in car accident with the girls, Rob was at work...thankfully we were all fine, but the man who was riding the motorcycle (wasn't wearing a helmet and is lucky his head is okay) broke his pelvis and apparently suffered more, I don't know all the details, but I am being sued. I met with the lawyer on Tuesday. He seems to be a very kind and honest man. So, if you will pray for everything to settle as God wills...it's been causing me a lot of worry and stress lately.
I also made a BIG decision. I am graduated in 2000 with a BFA (bachelor's degree in fine arts) and life was busy, I got married and had a two children and put my artistic desires on the side...but I am going devote more time to creating art...and hopefully selling it. I am not going back to working at the pre-school next year.
When it's not raining (and we've had a LOT of it lately), we've been enjoying being outside...Olivia is holding a 3-leaf clover. Hannah found a 4-leaf clover a couple of days ago and another one today!
Yesterday, Hannah and Olivia ran the Flying Pig 26th mile...they did a great job! My sister, Mary, took this photo of the 4 of us...she and her husband Andrey came to Cincinnati for a couple of days, mainly to visit with my dad.
Rob and the girls are running on the right hand side of this video clip...
Growing a littler fruit tree. - Ann Ralph does make it seem easy. She is all about the backyard gardener being the one in control, managing the tree, and not letting it decide on its own ...
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