It seems Bonnie and I have run into a spot of parental health issues this week. My Step-Mom is probably going to have a pacemaker inserted, either today or tomorrow. She'll be 91 at the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Bonnie's Step-Dad is struggling with a mild staph infection that is really complicating things, when being impaired by a severe stroke is complicated enough. So she'll be staying on in Florida to help out her Mom until December.
Amanda and I will tend to the home fires here, but this will be the first Thanksgiving Bonnie and I have been apart in more than 25 years. As you always have, please lift a kind thought or a warm prayer on everyone's behalf.
In this home...
WE BELIEVE that faith in what God can do is more important than faith in what people can't do.
WE BELIEVE that children and a clean home cannot exist in the same place at the same time.
WE BELIEVE that mowing the lawn is the result of having nothing better to do.
WE BELIEVE in homework first, television last.
WE BELIEVE that cooking is not a lost art ... it was deliberately misplaced.
WE BELIEVE that love, faith, hard work, and good music will result in peace of mind.
WE BELIEVE in family ties, except on casual days.
WE BELIEVE the best things in life are free, but that doesn't help pay the mortgage.
WE BELIEVE in over-paying the sitter.
WE BELIEVE in businesses that help others, families that pray together, faith that encourages growth, and a God that cares.
WE BELIEVE all these things...
...in this home.
[written by Mark Raymond]
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