Once again a post about family. I’ve worried about Nick’s parents for a long time. His dad will be 96 next week and his mom is 93. Come September they will have been married seventy years. My MIL broke her hip about fifteen years ago and we let her take two whole Sundays off from cooking for us all. But she fell again this past Thursday evening and broke her hip on the other side – or it broke and she fell, who knows. Anyway, a lot has changed in the past fifteen years.
She’s frail now, weighs about seventy pounds and has dementia. Thankfully all five of their kids live in town and all are more than willing to help. Surgery is tentatively scheduled for Monday. I’ve always love my mother and father-in-law. Nick’s little mother is as sweet and kind as they come. This is a hard thing. It’s hard to know exactly what to pray for. But we use prayers. I’m praying for her to be free from pain and God’s will be done.