Monday, February 10, 2014
JEAN IS BACK !!!!!
Right now, the flu is going through Martha's house. We didn't have meeting (church) last week because Bishop Joseph was ill. The Ministers could have put on a meeting without the Bishop, but with all the flu going around, it was thought that it would be better to not have a meeting on Sunday. Many of the people got a driver and went to a meeting a way from our area. David and I decided it would be best if our family stayed home.
The biggest concern through the flu was Grandfather Albert and Grandmother Olive. The doctor suggested that Grandmother Olive go in the hospital, but she said she had never been in a hospital as a patient and she wasn't going to go into one now. She took some home remedies along with the doctor's medicine and came through just fine. Grandfather Albert had to go to the hospital. He has had a heart condition for many years. The flu did not help and he had breathing problems. When Grandmother Olive was allowed in the hospital she went to his room and said: "Albert, don't you dare die on me. It's not time." After about a week and a half he was home. We don't believe Grandmother Olive's words had any power, we believe God did, but Grandmother's words didn't hurt either.
We had a time when Katie, Susan, David Jr., Grandfather Albert, Grandmother Olive and myself were sick with the flu. That left all the work inside the house and out to David Sr., Michael and Edward. So glad that Edward knew how to cook or we wouldn't have eaten as well as we did. Poor Michael did something to the washing machine and it wouldn't work. When Kevin came to fix it, he told Michael he had fixed many other washing machines, why he couldn't fix ours. Michael was afraid if he messed up, I would be upset. Kevin supervised as Michael fixed it and the dryer, too. I told Michael I was proud of him for fixing the maschine.
Because they did so well and helped us so much cooking, cleaning, seeing we took our medicine plus their barn shores, David gave Edward and Michal the money to go skiing on Wednesday that turned out to be the day of the snow storm. Kevin went with them.
While they were gone Bridget came to give me a hand. She was sad as she has been married over a year and is without child. I told her that we were married over 8 years before I had Susan and six more years before I had David Jr. The Lord gives in His time not our time. Also to remember all the children that came to Martha's and Joseph's door that they adopted including Kevin and the ones that came to our door that we adopted. I think I made her feel some better.
David and I worried about Michael, Edward and Kevin coming home as the snow storm got worse. They ended up coming home in our usual drivers son's pickup truck. It has a back seat inside so all could fit in the truck and has four wheel drive. All of the men had a great time skiing. It had been snowing, but great for skiing.
Things are getting back to normal at our house. All of us are well again. Bishop Joseph said that he will hold meeting this Sunday. We look forward to meeting as Sunday did not seem the same without it even though we had Bible readings and prayer at home.
We also, wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.
Be With God,
ELMER WILL HAVE A POST ON TOMORROW.