“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:25-34 (verse 29 in italics)
Good Morning All! Happy Monday!!! I realize that is somewhat of an oxymoron, but roll with me anyway here. This is sure to be an interesting and hyper-busy week this week, so my content may be a little different.
Yesterday was HS graduation day for my youngest. Indeed the Class of 2020 will live long and prosper in the history of classes at his school. It seems like just yesterday my bride and I sat on the school bus with Phillip during Kindergarten orientation in a little nearby town and helped this fine young man usher in his school years. His time in school had its ups and downs, like all do, but Phillip persevered and made us super proud every step of the way! I can’t imagine the amazing things he will accomplish at Southwest Baptist University starting in the fall!
Here are some pictures and a link to the YouTube video of the event:
Mom would have been so proud of Phillip this year, of Lindsey 2 years ago graduating, and of Miranda getting married/graduating college 2 years ago. There are so many events she is missing because of this disease. 🙁 Regardless, in her own special way, when I tell her Wednesday morning while we get a socially distanced meeting, mom will beam with pride inside. I just know she remembers them…they are sooo special to her.
Sorry for the melancholy end of this little post, but it is just hard to have mom with us and not have her at the same time through events like this. I can see why people get mad at dementia.
This is a short week, but I want to give you a quick sneak peek at next week. My thinking next week is to finally go through the 10 warning signs of dementia individually and discuss each in detail. There is a lot to unpack there… This week, given 5 days of work crammed into 4, may be a tad disjointed, but you would expect nothing less 🙂
Update: My schedule got out of whack, so I didn’t get to see mom today, but will Wednesday morning. All is still doing about the same.
Diet Update: Gained 1.2 this week. I am not a big excuse person, but the 4 pieces of pizza yesterday during the graduation party likely did me in. No worries…this week will be better and I will lose that back plus some. 🙂
Dad Joke of the Day: If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?