Saturday, July 29, 2006

Continue Prayers

Saturday morning: I am asking for continued prayers for my friend Judy. Yesterday they had to put in a feeding tube and they still have no answers for what is causing her decline. We are all so worried and prayers for her are 24/7. Thanks to each of you that take a moment to lift prayers for Judy.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

China Mission Trip

Six teachers from our school district just returned from a mission trip to China. This trip was two years in the planning and one of the people going on the trip is a very dear friend of mine. They were suppose to be going to teach English to pre-school children and early school age children(which is all of their specialties), but instead they were teaching adults.
There wasn't much about the two week experience that was enjoyable - of course no air, no indoor restrooms and the food was horrible.
The reason I tell you all this is because my good friend came home almost deathly ill on Sunday night. They took her directly to the hospital - she was extremely dehydrated, renal function almost failing, and her potassium was extremely low.
She is doing better today - but I ask for prayers for my special friend Judy. Tonight she is finally resting and she ate a little soup - but when you have not had either food or drink for 10 days - it is a serious situation and very scary for all of us.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


July 23, 2006 -
Today marks our 40th wedding anniversary and believe me - it has just flown by. I guess that is what happens when you marry your best friend.
Today is a beautiful day, the heat has finally broken for a little while and it is not quite as hot as it was 40 years ago today.
Mom and I had a ball planning my wedding, Mom did most of the church planning because I was in Kansas City teaching and the wedding was in St.Louis.
Jim and Skip were a big part of the wedding and we also had so much help from Aunt Winnie. Aunt Winnie made all of the head pieces including mine, the bridesmaids, Mom's and her own. When Aunt Winnie was walked down the aisle - everyone thought Mom walked down twice.
We had a wonderful morning at church this morning, it was listed in the bulletin that we had been married 40 years today and our Pastor even included us in a special prayer.
A quiet day just visiting with family was a perfect way to celebrate our 40 years of happiness.

Oh Happy Day!

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My parents and Mike's parents

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Aunt Winnie and Grandmother after the wedding

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Our Wedding Party

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Jim walking Fleta down the aisle

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July 23, 1966 - Mike and Winnie

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