The best gift I received this Christmas was truly a labor of love! My Dad decided mid-December that he wanted to stay after Christmas and help me with projects around the house, giving me some time to do errands and have fun with the littles.
What a wonderful gift! We had a great time together - he is a very hard worker! And, I had a list of projects in mind for him to work on. Some had been waiting a few months to get done (new bathroom light below - found at the Habitat store and spray painted), the longest one was six years (mirror getting hung below)! Whew - so glad to have that done...
It was so special to have him every day for all our meals, ordinary times and getting projects done! He was also a big help with the littles - taking them for walks, allowing me to run errands alone (!) and occupying Samuel during our schooling.
We also had fun together - playing games, treating him to some favorite food, and making sure he was not bored! :) And, he gave me a full day off to do whatever I wanted! I ran some errands, found a cute glittery church on a 90% off clearance ($1.50), made $30 by taking some clothes to a consignment store and had lunch at my favorite spot - so refreshing!
I will reap the benefits of his gift to us in that I'll enjoy all the things that are done around our home! And, I will treasure the memories for years to come.
A few have asked - how is your dad doing? His doctor reported at his last appointment that his treatment was still working, he is very conscious of staying active and planning to run another marathon in June. We are thankful for this time God is allowing us!
Thank you, Dad - for your sweet gift! We love you and are thankful for you!