Thank you all for the loving words of condolence. They mean so much to me. I will miss my brother
but he is always with me in my heart.
Your prayers were felt and gave me great strength.
I was able to fly home on Sunday. I had a slight delay due to weather but got home safely.
I picked up Charlie yesterday and he has not left my side nor I his since getting home.
Today I will visit the Grands and see all the new Christmas toys.
I need some hugs from them and my daughter. Speaking of daughters...I was so happy to know that Ashleigh was on her way to me last Wed when my brother passed away. She stayed with me until Christmas day. I went to visit family in Houston and she flew to So. Ga. to visit family. She will be here tomorrow. We decided to have a special meal on Christmas Eve and went to an awesome restaurant in Huntsville, TX
The Homestead on 19th. It is a cabin built in 1834 and has quite a history. We enjoyed the rustic setting combined with fine dining. We both had steak and it was wonderful.
We decided to celebrate with Champagne. We toasted to my brother Richard, to being strong and to life. My daughter made the evening wonderful.
As we left (after an awesome desert and coffee) the house next door looked like this!
Oh my goodness! It was fun to see. They had a sign out front that they were a finalist in a Christmas light contest. Tiger and Scout would have loved it!
I will be resting and enjoying family this week.
Wishing you JOY,