Sunday........December 20........I am finally headin home! LaVern drove out from Iowa to my brother's in Greeley, CO. He is such a sweetie but also has a sense of humor. It was 8:00 AM in Greeley and I am in my sweats enjoying a cup of coffee and slowly packing. LaVern was to leave Imperial, NE and drive to Greeley so we were expecting him about noon. My cell phone chimed and showed I had a new picture. So I clicked it open.............it was a picture of LaVern's pickup in front of my brother's house. It took me a couple seconds to realize what had actually happened!! I raced outside (barefoot and in my pj sweats) and there he was sitting in the pickup!! Surprise! He couldn't sleep so he got up at 4:00 AM and drove! Wow! 20 days without him has been 20 days too long!! We are now at his mother's in Imperial and will get up early and start heading east. Will stop in McCook and pickup the car. Hate the fact we have to drive separately but at least I will be headin home!! Originally planned to spend a day around Oberlin and go home on Tuesday but weather is saying a big ice storm and snow following beginning on Tuesday so we will scratch that plan and get back tomorrow. I can't wait to enjoy Christmas in our new home. Despite the fact that everything was just unloaded and I left! But you know what, it doesn't matter. LaVern, warm fire in the stove and home is all I need. Might be a bit before I blog again if nasty weather comes in as I still have to drive to Mt Ayr to get Internet.
Mom will be at the care center for at least another month, maybe longer. Depends on the antibiotics working on the bacteria. I think they have finally got her pain somewhat managed. She still has bad nights but at least the pain is alittle more manageable for her. Physical therapy works with her every day also. Her spirits are alittle better so your prayers are working. I spent time with her the last few days reading from the bible, a book of Max Lucado called Fear Not and prayed the rosary with her. Isn't it wonderful the healing power of prayer? I have seen the results!! Thanks again. Love to all.