Monday, February 10, 2014


I would like to thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.  Also, would like to thank both Martha and Elmer for filling in for me. 

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,



Tom said...

Last Wednesday surely was a day to stay inside, the driving was awful !!!

Have a nice Week. Tom The Backroads Traveller

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am glad you all made it through the flu safely!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Tom,

The weather was so bad on Wednesday, I couldn't even get my car out.

Hope you have a nice week,too,

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi jaz,

I am, too. Will see that they get your comment.


Vickie said...

Wow! Good for the men taking care of you all. Glad you are all recovered now.
I am praying for Bridget and Kevin.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn+Jean, So glad everyone is on the mend now, and hope that there will be no relapses. Such a winter-such a flu season! Blessings to all! Carol

Countryside Reflections said...

It's good to hear that everyone is feeling better. I'm avoiding public places as much as I can because it's so easy to catch the flu. I worry that I could spread it to my mom who is 97 years old.

I don't remember such problems with the flu when I was young. Maybe I'm just not aware that it was the same back then too.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Everyone,

Glad Jean is back, too. We are should be as careful as we can regarding the flu. I am allergic to flu shots.


Melissa M. said...

Hi Marilyn! I come around about once a week and catch up on your posts. I love all the pictures that you have posted! I am grateful that Jean and her family are successfully on the mend.

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you for coming Melissa M. Thank you for the compliments. I am glad Jean and her family are on the mend, too.