Thursday, April 14, 2011

A couple of weekends ago the ABC Pro Rodeo was in Lubbock and TLC took the patients on an outing to the Sat afternoon performance. It was bittersweet for us. Rick enjoyed it, but knew several people there that he couldn't go talk the pick up man and the stock contractor. Two people he's known for a long time and, if he could walk, would've gone behind the chutes to visit with them. And all I could tell him was, "someday you will." Last weekend he was home and Kim, Phillip and Kelsey came by to visit. Rick walked outside when they left to see Kelsey's VW bug and we got a good laugh at Phillip riding in the backseat. My mom continues to spoil him and brought over buttermilk pie. Justin and Colby (TA's at TLC) stopped by on Sunday on their way back from Denton and had lunch with us. Rick has had a frustrating week...I'm not sure why, but he got really frustrated with me on the phone last night because I didn't call at 5:30. I know it's tough being there and he doesn't want to be, but geez, I never figured he'd get mad over what time I called. I talked to him again this morning and he was better. Last night when we went to bed, Cade prayed, "Dear Lord, Please heal my Daddy so he can get back to doin' the things he used to playin' catch with us, and kissin' Mama." I thought that was just about the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time! Cade & I are going to go to Lubbock tomorrow and come back late Saturday. Riley is staying in Seymour for the school dance and then on Sunday we'll be in Vernon for Doans practice and pictures. Hopefully Rick will have a 3 day weekend over Easter since TLC has a holiday on the 22nd...praying that will happen because that would really help his attitude. I have another prayer request. Rick's cousin Pee Wee needs prayer for his wife and new son born yesterday about 15 weeks early. He weighed 2lbs 2oz and is doing good, but has a long road ahead of him...and we sure know what that's like. And prayers make the road a lot easier. Thanks and God Bless! Crystal