Monday, August 22, 2011

Grandpa Millard

Ab, Bella, Miles, and Uncle Al met up with us in Myerstown. We spent much of our time visiting Grandpa Millard.

Uncle Al was forced to hold a baby. It was awkward.
Our big meal in the dining room. My friend had given us her Quiet Book. It pretty much saved the day. (Thanks Laura!)
In the dining room, the food just keeps coming. Haven ended up like this:
Then we were back to see Grandpa. Have you ever tried to corral five children, three and under, in a healthcare center? You should try it; it is certainly an adventure. {"Come here! All of you! Have some quality time with your great-grandfather!"}

" Oooh, let's show Grandpa Millard your special book!"

I love this shot.
This time was sweet chaos. I was so glad to be with Bella and Miles during the visit.

This visit was a stark reminder of how touch, communication, and relationships are vital to one's soul. You can almost immediately tell by looking at one of the residents if they have family members visiting them. Relationships are most definitely hard, but they are so good for us. God made us to learn to love Him. Then He graciously gave us a whole planet full of people on which to practice loving. Grandpa Millard is a sweet source of practice.


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