I was just out there not long ago, and had to come back to work for a bit, but there are still things I can do from afar to brighten his day. First, I'll send some photos to the chain drugstore by his house via the computer. His nurse can pick them up when she gets his med refills. Dad always likes seeing photos of our exciting weekends.
But he'll get a chuckle out of this one. His late dog Ashley in the background as she photobombs a picture of some of Dad's collectibles on the deck railing. The tire against the tree is the one that hung from that great apple tree by a rope where I first learned to go airborne.
Then I will wrap and two- day air some cookies in a thermal container so they stay chilled.
Cream Cheese Bars with Milk Chocolate and Milky Way Chunks They've got a dense cake like base topped with a layer of cream cheese/sugar/vanilla/eggs when both milk chocolate and mini candy bar chunks lased in. (let me know if anyone wants the recipe)
Lord willing - he's going to go to my cousin L's cabin in the mountains for a couple weeks here in the next few weeks while one of the grandkids watches the house. I will join them for the first four or five days. We don't really know if he'll be up for it, as it's a two day drive, but it's giving him something to look forward to. He had such a wonderful time staying there when he went
Dad turns 95 here shortly and on the phone last night there were tears in his voice as he said he didn't know why God had kept him so long after everyone else is gone (for my new readers - he's outlived two wives and two children). I told him to put that in God's hands and just enjoy each day. That's all we can do, for as Dad says, quoting the Bible - "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."