Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Driver

This is a warning for you all to stay away from the Denton County area of Texas for the next six months or so. Deidra will be on the roads trying to earn her driver's license!

I'm back home from an exhausting week of caregiving and handywoman chores. But it was a week given in love. They put a walking cast on Mom's foot last Wednesday and each day she gets steadier and stronger. She told me last night her ankle didn't hurt at all yesterday so that is good news. This is her first broken bone so she was like a teenager at church Sunday having everyone sign her cast!

Mayela, their caregiver, has changed her hours so she can be there to fix and serve the evening meal. She had planned to go to Costa Rica this week for her niece's Quincenera (I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong) but canceled her trip due to Mom. You couldn't ask for a more compassionate caregiver. Thank you all for your prayers.


  1. Glad to hear your mom is doing well. And I'm sure Richard is glad to have you back home.

    Thanks for the warning about avoiding northern Texas for the next few months. (Seriously, I hope Deidra learns to be a very defensive and responsible driver.)

  2. No! No! No! I am not old enough to have a great granddaughter driving! I think that makes me feel older than it did when she became a teenager.

    So thankful that your mom is doing well. I know that you feel more comfortable having Mayela there later in the afternoon, and having an emergency button that will really work. We knew that there would be sunnier days, and hopefully, here they are.

    Now, you have to learn to lift with your legs, not your back. How is that feeling, anyway?

  3. You are rarely without something exciting going on! I find it very hard to believe that Deidra is driving. Where does time go? I can hardly believe that Camden will be starting Kindergarten in August!


    Enjoy your week!

  4. It has been nearly a week now, and you haven't said that Deidra had crashed the car or spent the night in jail for some driving offense.

    Time marches on.

  5. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

  6. She is going to need the entire six months to figure this driving thing out! She doesn't seem to have a lot of common sense. But no, no crashes or nights in jail or tickets.