Wow, that sounds lovely and a beautiful memory to have :)
you painted a wonderful image there, all children should hear intelligent conversations :)
THis reminds me of the weekend get-togethers my parents would have with old biker friends, old hippie friends, old army buddies, all together ...
I had more adult friends than child friends. Most of them have gone the way that old souls go. I miss them.
The news is good. We really needed it. I didn't write about the recurrence of my father's lung cancer. It was too painful the first time. This go-round showed a tumor in his back that was large and hot, so we knew it had spread after treatment.
He's had 4 infusions of the initial 6 this time and they did a scan. The 2 in his lungs have shrunken to half size and are no longer hot, no activity. The one in his back has also shrunken significantly, and while there's a bit of activity, we now know the medicine is working. That's great news. The doctor is considering giving him a total of 8 infusions, and then, he gets to go on a maintenance drug.
It is the first real hope given to him that he can hold in his hands and believe in. He is a man of great faith and I've never seen my father more peaceful than in these last few months. Some things are bigger than we are and worrying hinders the real work we're here to do. He's such a generous and gentle man. I'm so grateful that it looks as though we'll have more time with him.
Also, those of you who remember mom going through her own fight...2 bouts with breast cancer...she's doing fantastic! They've both been able to support and help the other, which was their first prayer when they were diagnosed together. Sometimes we forget to see our parents as a couple, like our friends...they seem more like one unit, the parental unit. But through all of this, my eyes have opened to the love story of my mom and dad. Such a precious gift.
As always, my thoughts are with you and yours.
That is wonderful Jo - my best to you and your family. I hope everything keeps moving right along in a positive way!
Great news, and I also hope it keeps coming to you and your family.
OK, here's the ring!
We just added the side stones. The ring was his grandmother's and the center stone is an opal. The two dark ones are stones that have a special meaning to us, iolite.
I love it so much!
It's lovely Joli, is that the left hand it is on? :)
Opal is always beautiful. Very nice.
You'll probably want to hire a photographer of course... Ahem.
And by hire I mean... Feed me.
And let me sleep on the floor.
Very nice. :)
The opal is my month's gem. You realise you'll have to change your nail vanish colour!
Not only is it beautiful I'm glad it has a special meaning to you both. "L'Chaim"
Absolutely lovely. =)
Wow.......I really like that. Very nice!!
aww its so beautiful!!! you two are cute!
Very beautiful, I love the color contrasts and it's wonderful the stones have meaning for you.
Utterly gorgeous! What a wonderfully beautiful ring! Congratulations to you!
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