We got back from Southern Cal. on New Years Eve about 7:30.
Trip down was OK. Not much snow, but had to chain up anyway.
It was good to see family, and it was a nice service for Mom.
My folks live in Arizona, about 3 hours from Scott's brother's house, so he said we should go visit them before we came home. He said that when you lose someone close to you it makes you more mindful of spending time with those you love that are still here.
The thought to go see them had never even crossed my mind. Just figured on a 2 day trip down, 1 or 2 days visit, and 2 days drive back.
So, we had a good 1 day visit with them, then headed home. It was a real blessing to them, and us.
Trip home was clear roads, and not even any rain in Oregon!!!
We are back to our usual busy lives, with quiet moments of sorrow when we can't keep busy enough. All part of the process.
Tomorrow we have Christmas with our kids and grand-kids. Turkey, presents, and the whole thing. It will be a fun day.
To all of you who have prayed, and left encouraging messages, thank you.
I pray God's blessing on all our friends and family in 2009.