Monthly Archives: October 2011

Trick or Treat

Well, Arla had hoards of trick or treaters visit her this evening.  Tonight was an hour of trick or treating at Vancrest.  Harold let Mary Ann know to bring out Erik and Evan.  We were not sure what to expect, … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food

If you go to visit Arla around meal time and you can’t find her in her room, take a peek in the dining room right inside the front door.  While Arla is not close to eating enough to sustain her … Continue reading

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Where did October go?

It is unimaginable that we are heading into the last week in October.  Just like it is unimaginable that this event began almost 2 months ago.  Time stands still.   And yet, time runs away. Through all this, we know that … Continue reading

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Prayer

Well, it has been awhile since we have posted a specific prayer request.  This one is not for Arla.  It is for a woman that our family does not know personally.  She is the mother of a co-worker.  Her name … Continue reading

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Apple

Say apple.  Go on, say it.  Apple.  What was it like?  What did it take to say that?  Do you like apples?  How many times in your life have you said that word and never really thought about how amazing … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear, Arla. Happy birthday to you.

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Build people….be unselfish

The title of this post could be Arla’s mission statement.  She has spent her entire life being a builder and encourager of people.  She has an unselfish nature.  And that unselfishness has become embedded in the fabric of her family.  … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

There is nothing more fun than watching a 4 year old entertain himself.  These little beings are so energized and in tune with themselves.  They do not worry about what others think or how silly they may look.  They can … Continue reading

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Much the same

Arla is doing well and progress is slow.  The pace of skilled nursing rehab is slower than the intensive rehab hospital.  There are pros and cons to this situation.  Arla is more alert and seems to be sleeping more soundly.  … Continue reading

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