This week's prompt for Five Minute Friday is 'first' and this first week of 2016 has been quite eventful to say the least!
A week ago today (Friday, January 1st) started off with our annual 'First Day Hike' at Prairie State Park. 53 people came out to go on the 2-mile, naturalist-led hike in hopes of viewing the bison a little more up-close and personal than they normally would be fortunate enough to do. I don't think they were disappointed.
|Bison At Prairie State Park - Mindenmines, Missouri|
|This picture of my dad with three of the great-grandgirls was taken almost a decade ago, but it's still one of my favorites!|
|Our son-in-law, Phillip.|
|Our daughter, Amanda.|
We came home Wednesday night. Went to Joplin early yesterday morning to see my dad, then turned right around and headed back to North KC, arriving mid-afternoon shortly after Phillip had been taken into surgery.
The surgery took about 4 hours and and everything went beautifully! The Lord's presence was over all and Phillip did great! He's got a long road of recovery ahead, but praise God! We are believing for a full and complete recovery and in record time!
We spend the night at the hospital with Amanda last night, then got the call this morning that Dad was being released from the hospital in Jopin this afternoon...so...after breakfast in North KC, it was back to Joplin to get my dad out of the hospital and get him home where he is so happy to be.
I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I do know Who holds it and that, whatever happens, He is already there. I do hope, though, that the rest of 2016 is a little calmer than this first week of the new year has turned out to be for our family.
All My Love,
Five Minute Friday - a free write, which means, as our hostess, Kate Motaung, says, "...no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write."