Monday, June 11, 2007
Note to family: This is a repeat of Cheri's blog but for those of you who I am not related to - my Dad is getting married!
Let me explain the background of my story. My Mom passed away in 2003 from a heart attack. It was quite sudden but she had not been in perfect health because she had a stroke in 1994. So my Dad has been alone for 4 years. He is very capable of taking care of the house and everything. He bakes and cans applesauce - you name it and he can do it. But there is the matter of loneliness. I hated the thought of him all alone at night. Well, he met Ann through bowling which he does 2-3 times a week. She is a wonderful lady that actually goes to my church and she has a granddaughter from China. Do you see a common denominator? They have been "friends" for over a year now. Well, we came home Saturday from the water park and Dad called me later to tell me I had to talk to "Ann" at church tomorrow. She had something to show me. He proceeded on to say that she would be moving in with him - his way of saying they were getting married - when he gets his house cleaned up! HaHa . My family is very happy about this. He will be able to do all the things he loves again. My Mom and him used to take a lot of bus trips all over and I know he misses that. So I found Ann at church and she has a beautiful ring. It was fun watching her show her ring to other friends! So we are just waiting to find out when the big day is going to be.
On a side note: We had a good time at the water park and I will be posting pictures of that in the next couple days but I had to share this exciting news first!