This week I lost the brother I welcomed almost 70 years ago. I am grateful for the time we had him and the love he shared with everyone. He left us too soon but suffers no more.
|My family before three more brothers|
|Kari & Jason Diller, Vincent|
Kayla had asked me to take Rebecca to a special party at the library celebrating Mo Willems, the author they had been reading during story time. Here she is posing with the characters: Pigeon, Piggie, and Elephant.
Thursday evening, Moriah and I drove in to Muncie to MadJax to surprise her mother for her birthday.
While there, we got to see all the many activities going on. Michael and a few students were assembling BattHawks, the volt meters for robot batteries they designed and will be selling.
In another area a young FLL team (FIRST Lego League) was busy preparing and practicing for the competition weekend.
As proud grandparents we were very entertained by the debonnaire Professor Jordan in the play "39 Steps."
|Professor Jordan, a.ka. Malachi Koch|
We spent the night at Ivan and Kim's, slept long and well in their comfortable guest bed, and were treated to a wonderful breakfast. It was so good to linger and visit, a rare opportunity.
We then ate lunch with Mother in her dining room in the Assisted Living area of Grace Village.
That evening our resident student actually went on a "pick-a-date" event and had so much fun!
Otherwise she is doing homework ALL the time, sometimes upside down just for variety.
We have so much to be thankful for all the time, not only in this season set aside to focus on Thanksgiving. Will you be making a list this week? I'd love to hear what you are especially thankful for.