Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A renewed Family connection

I think I met her 2 times. Her father was a cousin to my father.

Luella Wriston, 66, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, in Liberal. She was born June 10, 1941, to Luel Theron and Effie Alta (Crites) Wriston in Liberal. She graduated from Liberal High School in 1959. She was employed by Southwest Guidance Center as executive director of the CRO. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and Nuts and Bolts, all of Liberal. Survivors include one brother, Eldon Wriston, Adams, Okla.; two nephews; and two nieces.

* Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Richard Martin presiding. Cremation will follow. Visitation time will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal. Memorials may be sent to First Assembly of God Church in care of the funeral home. 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.

Friday, July 20, 2007

One step from citizenship

Life's frustrations and challenges feel fairly small today. PRAISE GOD!

Most will be surprised to find out I am not a Canadian citizen. On Wednesday I completed the second last step. My documents and identity are confirmed! Now I just have to wait for the letter confirming the ceremony. Probably August 30 or 31.

It took about 3 minutes on Wed. which helps make up for how long the process has taken so far. May 2006 I sent in the application and all accompanying pieces. I didn't think the 12-18 months was realistic. silly me!

Vacation continues to go well for Melissa. We have her here until August 14th! I have enjoyed 2 weeks vacation so far, well mostly 2 weeks back in the office yesterday and for about an hour today. A few days here and there to match Colleen's days off and Melissa's schedule.

Monday, July 16, 2007

I'M 57

Well no BIG party but still a very good day.

Time with Melissa. Time with Colleen. And time with Parker and Shawna. We had a GREAT visit. Melissa and I bought caramel turtle pie, Italian rum cake and butter pecan and chocolate banana brownie ice creams. Yep a bit unusual but then so am I. Brenda, sorry I missed you.

For those concerned no word from Jay and Julie. Please continue to pray for wisdom and an open heart as we seek God's guidance.

Continue to love those around you and if you are holding your self back from someone BE BOLD step forward in love and caring. No rift or hurt is too much to resolve and heal.

Peace out!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

A Dynamic week

Not in the usual sense of dynamic, but it is becoming my usual week!

A work colleague and friend, Margo Reekie passed away last Saturday after only a 6 or 7 month battle with cancer. She had a special way of touching people in a personal way through work, volunteer and as an example as a mother and wife.

Another work colleague and friend had his diligence and integrity rewarded this week as he was successful in the selection of a new Associate Vice President at the University. Colin Tennent represents strength, perseverance and integrity in all I have seen him do.

OH AND MELISSA IS HOME FOR 5 WEEKS. well okay here since home for her is Kaohsiung. We have kept our plans to a minimum so far so we can relax together rather than just run a different race!

HAPPY JULY TO ALL. oh by the way my birthday is on the 16th in case anybody wants to celebrate. There isn't a party though, 57 year olds don't get a party!!