I am sitting at my computer tonight reflecting on the week ahead and all I can think of is – does Maggie, my great Dane, know? Does she know that we have a new addition to the family, Eli, and that he is hear to stay. Does she know that my dad is gone. Does she know the pain in my heart for my dad, and the joy in my soul for my son? I have heard from many that dogs can sense things, but does she know? Looking back this has been a roller coaster of weeks, yet I can say Maggie is always there with her cold wet nose leaning on the side of my favorite chair. There is a certain comfort that she brings to me and my family.
Denny’s hand surgery went great, and Kari got moved in. They are in the middle of reconstruction of their new home, and yes they are living right in the middle of it. There are times i wonder if my family is crazy or is it just me. Recently, It is in those times i think of my dad and just laugh. I think it is a little of both…
The service at Eastfield, my dad’s college, was great. The dean’s, administrators, and fellow professors shared stories with us about our dad. Some were sad, some unique, and some funny, but all were special. My dad was a great man, and he would be humbled by the remarks and comments, but he would love the stories. My dad was not just a story teller he loved to listen to stories also.
Please pray for my mother. She will be returning to McKinney this Friday, and her 41st wedding anniversary will be next Tuesday. She begins teaching this Monday and is excited about the year ahead. I truly believe this will be one of the greatest years she has ever taught.