May this year be filled with blessings for all

There were several things that my family have happening and I'm hoping they start to take an upward turn. Recently, we had a family death happen on Christmas. I hope his wife is all right as I know he had recently gone through surgery. He was suffering so much. Jon attended the viewing and was able to offer condolencies.

Shortly, before Christmas my dad was in a car accident. Apparently, all that rain got the best of his little car and he smashed into a parked truck. The other car had minmal damage; dad's car not so much. I was told not to share any of this on FB as my mom didn't want to upset my brother (who is off with is girlfriend). I think that is annoying on several levels. I'm usually the last to know things, and find it annoying to not tell your own family stuff. I think he's home already and should find out by now. Honestly, dad is fine, and that is all that matters.

The 3rd thing I'm anxious about is my parents and hoping they find some place that is stable and long term for them. My mom is being proactive, at last, and this has encouraged/calmed lots of my fears. I have to touch base again and see how things are progressings. I woke up at 3 am and started wondering and hoping things are moving along.

I guess part of this anxiety was brought on by watching a really wonderful program on PBS last night. It was about a man who fed/took care of these wild parrots in San Fransico. He was homeless for 15 yrs and had finally found a place to live in for 3 yrs while charming these green parrots. Near the end of the program, he is forced out by the landlords (who want to fix up/rent the place...but snub the guy in the process and make themselves look like some annoying relatives in a Jane Austen book).

Well, the guy is homeless but some how, love blooms with the lady doing the documentary, he writes a book about the parrots and all ends very happily. Geesh, it really does sound like a modern day Jane Austen story. My husband and I watched the program, enjoyed it tremendously and just felt like it was one of the best stories we'd had heard in some time.

Obviously, the part that made me think of my parents was the whole being settled part. I'm still praying things keep flowing. The good thing is my dad is expressing interest in moving and where he'd like to move. My dad would prefer some place familiar and I know my mom would be happy too. I'll keep praying for them.

I have to say, having good information mixed with prayers can really change the world. I hope this year will continue to be filled with good, loving people and make 2010 be something we can look back on with tenderness and strength.


Carolee said…
Sorry to hear about your relative's passing on Christmas, but glad your Dad is OK....

And OMG - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill!! LOVED that documentary. Very cool. :)

Wishing you and your family a New Year filled with health, happiness and abundance!

~ Carolee
Thank you, Carolee~ I'm very glad my Dad's all right. My relative's passing was very unexpected.

That's the title! I'm glad you liked it too...such a gem.

Thank you so much for your good thoughts and wishes. I hope you are blessed with all of these too. :)

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