Hello my friends,
Where do I begin this post? So much has happened since I last blogged. I guess I'll just try to catch up a little at a time. I had NO time to read blogs while I was gone, so I think I will probably just start today and not try to stress myself out because I missed so much. Once again, the photo's aren't loading and I just do not have the energy today to figure out how to email them to myself, save them, and post from those. Words will have to do.
Mikes memorial service was perfect. He worked for the city bus company, (MAT) for over 40 years. They sent a bus with fellow employees on it and let the kids and grandkids ride to and from the bus barn. That was really special. "In Memory of Mike Danahy" was on the top of the bus where the route usually is posted. I have a photo of it that I wanted to share but....
The day before his service our cousin Alan was transferred from a hospital in southern Nebraska to the hospital in Omaha where Mike had all of his treatments and his liver transplant many years ago. Would you believe that Alan was in liver failure? There is no known cause and it happened quite suddenly. He was put on the top of the national register for transplants because he had no lifestyle causes that caused the liver to fail. He received a new liver on Thursday as we started our drive back home. I think it was an 11 hour surgery. It was a miracle that they found one so quickly. Apparently the 4th of July holiday is good for transplants. How sad. Alan is doing well but still in ICU. Most people have months to prepare for organ donation. He only had a few days and it's hard to wrap your head around getting someone elses organ because of the fact that they are no longer living. It causes survivors guilt and he had not time to prepare for this. Please keep him in prayer.
Dennis was able to spend much of the week working on the airplane with Brad. Although he was able to taxi and test the take-off "thrust" in the plane with Brad, the actual flight inspection wasn't done until the day we left, so we didn't get to fly this trip. Mandy sent photos of them in the air on Sunday though and it looked as though they were all having a grand time flying around Eastern Nebraska.
We took Dennis' mom to lunch and visited her and Dennis' sister several times. We had dinner with my siblings and some of their kids. We saw lots of friends at the service and at church Sunday morning. We went on a 4th of July picnic with Brad's family at their lake place. It was HOT! Well over 100F and very humid. We're just not used to that. Oh well. We survived and had a good time.
We visited the hospital to see Alan. Oh, and Mike's sister went to pick up his Dad for the memorial service Saturday morning and had to call the fire department. He had fallen the night before and broke his hip pretty badly. So his Dad and sister missed the service because he was in surgery at the time. He is now in a rehab center and doing well.
So you can see, it was a crazy, busy trip. Lots of things happening. Some good and some not so good.
I finished one baby blanket and began another. Again, I have photos but...
Anyway. I'm home and hoping to start catching up on blog posts. We drove 3400 miles in a little over a week on top of all of the family stuff so we're both exhausted.
Take care my friends and I hope you're all doing well.
"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another God lives in us and His love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:12-12