We knew this day was coming. Our plan all along was to spend July at my Mom's house in Indialantic, FL, August in Siesta Key, and part of September in Greeley, CO with Deb's parents. Her Mom has a very aggressive form of cancer and unfortunately it is progressing more rapidly than we had hoped. We've done quite a bit of FaceTime with them, which is great of course but doesn't match being there. So we are returning to CO a week earlier than planned to offer moral support and four extra hands around the house. We will also be bringing cuddles from the furry grandchildren Kirby and Maxwell. We're now planning to stay there in September, and then we'll have to see beyond that.
This is already pushing Deb's Dad to his limit, and it's going to do the same for us in many ways. Having lost my Dad last fall, this isn't going to be easy on any of us. We know at our age many people are dealing with parents' health issues and we feel for you all - it's rough. But we always try to maintain a positive attitude and have gratitude for what we have. It helps us through hard times and allows us to enjoy each day in some way, no matter what.
During the past 3 months there have been many subjects that I've been wanting to write about, but keeping up with the travel and local activities (and Deb!) has kept me busy. So I'm hoping to be able to get to some of those subjects in the coming month when there is no travel to report on. Stick with us - we love you guys!
Norm & Deb
Praying for all of you as you go through this. ..cancer sucks!
Everyone in my age bracket is currently dealing with aging parents. Best wishes to you.
Yes, it’s the "age" we live in. We know we’re no different from a lot of other people. Thanks.
Love you guys too. ?
Thanks Suz – see you soon!
We’re sticking with you – Love you guys
You’re so sweet Penny, thank you!
Hey Norm, If you have time when you are back in Colorado, i would love to treat you for lunch. Let me know.
We’ll give it a shot Steve. Stay in touch!
that would be great amigo, i’m sorry to hear about Deb’s sick dad, it is what so many of us have to deal with. It is really tough. When do you think you will be back?
Back this week but can’t make any plans yet. Also, it’s Deb’s Mom.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Deb. If you and Norm need time away from the family we would love to have you over for dinner or up to Grand Lake while you are here in Colorado. I look forward to reading your blog Norm.
Hi Deb and Norm,You all have been in my thoughts and in my heart. I think of Corrine often. I wish this wasn’t happening to her. Please tell Lynn and Corrine " Hi" and that I love them.Take careLove Dana
Thank you Dana, we will tell them!Love, Deb & Norm
Love you both like family! Hang in there. Looking forward to seeing both of you! Your family is in my prayers…
Thanks Brudda, see you soon Mon!
Hi Norm and Deb,
I am sorry to hear this. I went throught something similar myself a couple of years ago. Just do the best you can, and try not to second guess yourselves. Difficult times! Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you Scott, I appreciate the advice.Norm
Norm and Deb – you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Thank you Ed, that’s very much appreciated.Norm & Deb
So sorry to hear..thinking about you both. Would love to get together this month for some beers and The Beer Culture. Let us know what works..