Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Good & Godly Man

Sometime Monday night/early Tuesday morning, my father-in-law, Walter "Dub" Young, passed away and went to be in the arms of the Lord he adored. He was a good and godly man, as evidenced in one aspect by the extremely well-worn and well-applied Bible in the photo.

Although he was old in not in good health, the timing of his death was not expected. We had moved him into a local nursing home just 3 weeks ago (see a few posts down). Carol and I had visited with him on Sunday afternoon and he seemed to be doing okay. He introduced himself to another resident as, "I'm a Tennessee man,...and I Love the Lord!"

We were looking forward to having some times with him for just a little longer, and will miss him. Here's what I guess are the last photos of him from Sunday afternoon.

My Update

I got back the results of a blood sample taken last week, and there continues to be no change in cancer levels for the past 3 months since I discontinured chemotherapy. I am very thankful for this. This means no chemotherapy for at least one or two more months. I'm thankful for that, too. And thanks to you for caring and praying.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Emily & Ben's Adventure in Moving

Today, Emily and Ben (aka Ben and Emily) are moving things into their future new apartment. Ben will move in along with the furniture today; Emily moves in after their wedding in a few weeks. It has been real nice to have Ben stay in one of the many empty rooms at our house since graduating and starting a new job a few weeks ago, while Emily has continued to share an apartment in Arlington with another young lady from our church. It has given us a chance to get to know better this excellent young man who is marrying our daughter. We will miss having Ben around, but are excited for this beginning new chapter in their lives.

Hmmm - I wonder if the caption to the above photo should be "Emmovable" ?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sparkling Personalities

Four girls - we could have had seven if only we had thought sooner! This was taken right after Julia and the other two local girls left.

Welcome to Texas

This afternoon, all of us in Dub's local family got together at the nursing home to throw him a "Welcome to Texas" party. We celebrated by enjoying one of the finest benefits of residing in the Lone Star State - eating Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Check This

Alyssa playing chess - sorta.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Fourth of July

Once again this year we enjoyed Bedford fireworks from the VIP section of the city's park, thanks to Carol's employment as the local health inspector. It was quite a show, preceded by a dinner, and we enjoyed it in the company of Andrew, Julia, Ben, Emily, Alyssa and Brooke. Here are some star-spangled Bennetts.