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February 7, 2013

My mom's birthday...

 
Yesterday was my mom's 68th birthday.  I made her a vegan chocolate cake, Hannah sprinkled sliced almonds on top.  It was really good!  Then, we played Upwords together, my girls are pretty good at playing Scrabble, but I think they like this even better! 
At little update on my dad...he needs prayers.  ♥  Last week the doctor took another x-ray to see how his arm is healing (he dislocated it on Jan. 18, 2013 and broke his humerus)...they saw that the piece of his humerus is actually falling down, not staying where it should heal.  The doctor said he would do surgery on anyone else.  My dad has terrible dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements) due to Parkinson's, and recovery would be difficult.  He is supposed to be wearing a sling, but he already feels like he is captive...and that would limit his freedom even more and cause is balance to be even more off...he wears it occasionally.  
The problem is this floating bone, that is falling down inside his arm is causing extreme pain.  He is trying to wean himself off the pain medication, as his prescription is almost out...
Lusy ran around in the snow and tired herself out, while we went sledding!
This is our Christmas tree...we got one with roots this year and planted it in our front yard.  It looks so pretty with the fresh snow on it.
Hannah and her friend Katie made a huge snowball...and then rolled it down the hill.  We thought it'd get bigger and bigger.
A little creative writing inspiration.  See this blog for more (there is a book giveaway, too)!

5 comments:

Michelle M. said...

Happy Birthday and Many Years to your mother! She looks beautiful!

That big snowball looks like a lot of fun.. until it crumbled, that is :)

Anna said...

That's a beautiful cake! Hope your Mom had a great birthday.

And, hope your Dad heals soon - will be praying for him.

elizabeth said...

So wonderful about your Mom's birthday! So very sorry about your Dad's continued health struggles. We pray for him daily and will do some special prayers...

GretchenJoanna said...

What a difficult situation for your father - I will pray for him. Your mom is looking joyful on her birthday!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Many Years!
So sorry to hear about your dad's continued struggles. Prayers.