There are a few times of year that both sides of my family get together, I look forward to them because its a great time to catch up. I got to spend time with Dad & Mom's sides of the family (dinner at one & dessert at the other)... It was a busy but very enjoyable day.
Thursday I had the turkey dinner at my Dad & Stepmom's house. It was wonderful to see my grandparents and aunts and uncles. I am getting a bit concerned with my grandpa. I know that he had a bit of a slip & fall a couple of weeks ago at home, but I was not prepared to hear about the bandage on his forehead, a new melanoma that was removed earlier this week. I remember last year he had another melanoma that he had to have radiation for that killed his salivary glands... When he came in that day as I was giving him a hug he lost his balance (this I could understand - he had 3 large dogs swarming around & I think the puppy got a bit too excited). I just really hope that all will be ok with him. I will have to say a special prayer for him. I also heard that my great aunt Penny is gravely ill with cancer down in FL, and was asked to say a special prayer for her to...Her daughter passed away within the last year, also stricken with cancer. I have to remember to send a card to my cousin out in MA.
Dad is also undergoing some medical issues, some skin cancer on his forehead (thank god not melanoma!) he looks like he has a rash & he can't wait to finish the medication! Sometimes being so pale of skin is NOT a good thing.
The holiday was a good one (aside from the medical issues) I wish we would get together more than we do now, but as we are all growing up & are busy with our own lives I know it gets harder. It will make me treasure & appreciate every chance that we have to be together.