We got back last night from Texas. Spent a week with our friends Jo and Jim, then headed to Dallas and spent a couple days with the kids. The had guests, a family with four kids, so they put us up at a very fancy 4 star hotel for a couple nights. We will be going back at Christmas and probably spend a week with them. Had dinner today with my brother, his family, and friends. Then we all went to the movies and saw Skyfall the new James Bond. Very loud! I enjoyed it, but Bill thought it was boring, not as many techno gadgets or fancy cars.
We heard bad news just a little while ago about our friend Jo. She had spent 5 weeks in the hospital, with pneumonia, and other problems, and was just released last Friday. To see her, and to help Jim prepare the house for her now wheel-chair bound return, were our main reasons for going to Austin. She was doing better each day, seemed to be getting stronger, but today they had to take her back to the ER. She was to be readmitted, with pneumonia.
Please hold both Jim and Jo in prayer. He was just beginning to realize she would never be "back to normal" but that they would have to learn a new way of living when we left. When we first got there he kept talking about the changes we were making being "temporary" modifications. I know they both really love the Lord, but I don't know how well he'll cope when, no longer if, he loses her.