Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Pappy and the Ducks

We wanted to thank all of you for your prayers for my dad and to show you what he's been up to lately. Before Dad got sick, Samuel had a special game that he loved to play with his Pappy. These little plastic ducks "swim" around and around this pond and make LOTS of noise. When we went to Romania for our survey trip in January, Samuel spent several days with Grammy and Pappy. Even though my parents were both teaching full time, each afternoon when Pappy came home, Samuel would meet him at the door with the duck game saying, "Play duckies, Pappy, play duckies!!" On the bottom of each duck is a colored shape, and my dad taught Sam the colors and shapes while they played. Since his illness, Dad has not been able to play with Samuel really at all. Last week, though, we were able to bring him home to his old house (the place where our family is living now) to visit. When Samuel awoke from his nap, Pappy was HERE!! He was so excited, and we reminded him that there's a very special game that Pappy came home to play....DUCKIES!! We thought it would be nice to show you the pictures we got of Samuel "playing" ducks again with his Pappy and to thank the Lord that my Dad is still with us. He may not be able to truly play with his grandchildren, but at least he can sit on the couch and smile while he watches them. And at least we can sit next to him and hold his hand.


Karis said...

It's so good to see a picture of your mom and dad. I had such mixed emotions reading this post. I went from smiling to teary smiling to almost a sadness but then a happiness again.

Ben and Carissa said...

I am so glad you posted this. It is great to see that your dad is doing so well. God is so good! Love ya! Good buddy

T.J. and Shannon said...

I'm pretty late in seeing this post, but I just wanted to say that I'm so glad your dad is doing better. How great that Samuel is still able to play his special game with his Pappy!