Thought I would share a few photos from the past week. I usually always have a camera in my hand, but last Wednesday was the first time I took any photos since Dad went to the hospital.

Saturday morning we brought our 5 month old puppy, Max, to the Towers to visit with Dad. He did so good…did not freak out on the elevator, wasn’t hyper, made lots of people smile and sat so handsomely.



We took Dad for a walk outside but he slept in his chair the whole time.
He has been sleeping alot lately. Max decided to join him.

Saturday afternoon, Roy, Helen, Dallas, & Milene, came to visit Dad. One of the first things Dad said when he saw them was “1954”. That was the year that Roy and Helen, led my parents to the Lord! What a blessing to have them come visit and pray with Dad. They are faithful friends and prayer warriors!


Sometimes the simple, but loving act of sitting and holding Dad’s hand is what is needed. Ron C has done just that several times. Thanks Jackie C for capturing that moment.


Every day continues to be a series of ups and downs. Dad’s eating is about the same and he is sleeping more. Tuesday we have a “Care Plan” meeting at 2pm. Please pray that we will know God’s plan for Dad and what the next step is.


7 thoughts on “snapshots

  1. How wonderful that your dear puppy Max did so well and ministered to many.

    Your photos are very touching, particularly the last one. Hugs to you and your mom.


  2. Oh Ruthi – Your words and pictures brought tears to my eyes. I know that God is “carrying” you and your family thru this time.


  3. A picture is worth a thousand words. Your pictures speak volumes. Thanks for sharing this journey with us. I wonder who Art was quoating in the last picture – in the margin of his Bible. It is a great saying! Very encourageing. Mark, Dad and I enjoyed seeing your picture. Next best to being there. Here are hugs and kisses to you all. Dad and Mom


  4. I liked the pict of Max sleeping next to Art’s chair. Reminded me of the time we had “lost” Esther. We couldn’t find her anywhere in the house. I was beginning to panic. Then I looked out the patio window and saw Esther sleeping on top of the picnic table with Trixie, just a puppy, lounging on the bench. Trixie looked up at me as if to say, “I’m watching out for her!” Paul grabbed the camera and snapped the picture. Dogs have an uncanny wisdom. I believe it was given to them by their Creator!
    And, again, loved the note in the margin of Art’s Bible. “How long with this continue? FOREVER!” AMEN! Preach it! Brother Art!


  5. Art gave me the “Yesterday He Helped Me” poem about 20 years ago when I felt God had called me to something that seemed to difficult for me. I answered His call to direct an inner city ministry in Montgomery Alabama 20 years ago and I have used it many times to encourage many staff and hurting and scared people Thank you Art, Evy, and Ruthie for the many blessings you have been to me!! Hangeth In There, Love and prayers, Lee


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