Several weeks ago, we headed down to Little Rock to see my grandfather before his major surgery. I didn't mention it in this post, but Pawpaw was diagnosed with bladder cancer a few months ago and had not been responding to treatment, so he made the rather difficult and radical decision to have his bladder removed. My mother, aunts, grandmother, and he were headed out the next week to drive to Nashville for the procedure. Knowing it is a very major surgery, I wanted to head down beforehand and wish him luck.
|Put that gorilla back in its cage!!|
|Wondering just how old this turtle is...|
After that, my aunt Emily flew into town and we spent the evening at my grandparents' - more laughing, more stories, and more fun. The hard part was seeing the pain that my grandfather was in. He was very thin, unable to move his leg, and hardly able to walk. I left Little Rock very happy that I had seen him but very worried about him.
The next week, Alli graduated from first grade. I am so proud of my little bitty, and I cannot believe that she is going to be a second grader!!!
We made plans to go Nashville the next weekend to see Pawpaw after his surgery, but on Thursday surgery was postponed due to some bloodwork that they ran. Dad and I decided to go anyway, and I am oh so glad we did. I spent so much wonderful time with my Pawpaw, wheeling him around the Country Music Hall of Fame, listening to music, and enjoying each others' company.
|Packing for Nashville - Lola wanted to come!!|
|Alli grubbing at the Pancake Pantry|
A moment I'll treasure forever.