Thursday, May 31, 2007

For Felisol

This beautiful Christian couple is my friend, Felisol's mom and dad.
Her dad is ill in the hospital and although he is ready for heaven , his dear wife and family are finding it so hard to say good bye and are sitting at his bed side reading the Bible to him and singing his favorite hymns.
They need our prayers that they will realize that the Lord is close to them at a time like this..
God bless you and your family our dear Norwegian friend, Felisol...Love from Bernie and Terry

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Busy Sunday For Dad Golden

This Sunday proved to be a very busy one for Dad Golden.
He, as usual phoned us at 7:00am as he does every morning and everything seemed to be just fine.
At 8:30 , as I told my friend Felisol, Mom phoned and exclaimed that Dad had fallen and wanted us to come right away!
As we were hurrying to get ready, the phone rang and this time it was the fallen man himself on the other end of the line, "I am alright.
You don't have to come."

Well Bernie and I decided that we should come anyway and spend the day with him.

Better safe than sorry!

In this picture, my dad is looking at his wound..the wound that Mom had tenderly bandaged up.

I must say it was a pretty good job that she had done.

So why my dad would decide to take it off, I don't know!

But tear it off he did!

Instant bleeding!

No more bandages!

Number two daughter, yours truly, had to patch him up with cotton and wrap it all around with duct tape!

NOT good!

This was NOT a pretty sight!

But what was a person to do?

What was a person to do?
Well, call number one daughter of course!
I called my sister, Betty, and told her that I was going to purchase supplies and asked her if I could pick her up for nursing duty.
Betty happily came over to tend to Dad .
I think that Dad Golden was thoroughly enjoying all of the attention!

In the meantime, Mom Golden got up and after Dad was all patched up again, she and Betty had time for a little visit.
That mother of mine annoys me sometimes.
Here she is in an old kimono and she still looks gorgeous!
She could wear a potato sack and STILL look like a queen!
Not fair!!

After Betty had left, mom changed into her duster and put that Bernie to work, fixing up a cupboard door that was sticking.

Dad had Bernie put in the air conditioner...

And THEN, it was time for that smart husband of mine to put together a wooden wishing well that Dad had purchased for my mom for no special occasion other than "just because".

Mom took me out to the balcony to show me her "garden" and I just had to take a picture of it!

Here is a picture of the wishing well that Bernie had finished putting together.

Mom seems to be very pleased with her gift from Dad.

Mom found a lovely artificial flower bouquet to put into the wishing well.
These pretty carnation flowers were given to mom by her sister Aunt Marion.

It just seemed to be "pick on Bernie day"!
Mom had baked him a birthday cake and the poor fellow had to light his own candle.
I say candle [singularly] because there wasn't a birthday candle in sight , just this fancy candle that mom uses when there is a power failure.

Here, Mom and I, sit and enjoy a cup of tea with Eric standing behind...................while........................

Bernie is rewarded for all of his hard work by being given the great privilege of signally -handly doing the dishes..
Forget about his being the birthday boy and all.
He got a cake didn't he?
What else did the boy expect?

Great Grampa Golden is NEVER too tired or NEVER too hurt to give an ice cream stick to his little friend, Jordan.
Uncle Eric is here holding him.
Eric is going to take him out for a drive because the little guy was just being too lively!
Not good for a sick Great Grampa!

Before he leaves, Eric has strict orders for Grampa Golden to watch his step and to be very careful NOT to fall!

At the end of a long and busy afternoon, Dad Golden and Bernie decided to relax a little and watch the news..
I must say that this is not a typical Sunday for the Golden Clan.
It is a rare Lord's Day for sure that we miss the "breaking of bread" worship meeting, or Sunday School!
I think that the Lord would really not blame us!
I know that my dad is the sheep that is fallen into a pit and Sabbath day or no, he surely needed our help.