Friday and I’m not at my computer. These days my calendar is more irregular as Dad becomes frail and needs us more than ever. If you have read along in weeks past, our dad has Alzheimer’s and colon cancer and is now on hospice care. The days are winding down. Visits together are measured in moments between sleep and waking. Sweet times with him… He does seem to be waiting these days…on what I’m not sure. On Heaven?
Anyway…ever so briefly here are five of my favorite finds from this week:
1) Elliff Book – New book out by Tom Elliff – The Unwanted Gift – Hearing God in the Midst of Your Struggles. Tom and Jeannie Elliff have been dear friends of ours from the first meeting. We have learned so much from them about life. Along with the usual of life, they have finished a journey of recurrent cancer together. She is now with the Lord. Tom just released this beautiful book, chronicling this journey they traveled together with a faithful and loving God. You will love it.
3) Voting – Early voting has become the thing to do lately. I guess it will help to avoid the crowds. Voting early was helpful since I won’t be in town on the day of the election. So thankful for the protected right and privilege of voting…wherever it takes us.Photo Credit: Project Inspired
I am most thankful that whomever wins the Presidency and whomever carries the majority in Congress, God is sovereign. God is sovereign….
4) Alzheimer’s – November has been declared National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Another good reason to wear purple. One day we will have a cure for this dreadful disease. Remember these precious ones whose memories have been stolen from them.
Photo Credit: KDVR
5) Romantic Music of the 50s & 60s – Don’t you love the old love songs of another era? Some of my favorites (just to mention a few) are the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody, The Temptations’ My Girl, and The Platters’ Only You (And Only You). How about you? Do you have some favorites from the past?
Photo Credit: Rolling Stone
That’s it for me this week. What were some of your favorite finds? Hope you have a restful weekend with family and friends… We’re having an early Thanksgiving with Dad – grandchildren and great-grandchildren all around. Turkey. Cornhole. Football on the cul-de-sac. Lots of love all around with Dad at the center…as life here winds down…and the reality of Heaven becomes all the sweeter.