PAlady, I actually took most of today off but it was still busy as we drove across southern Arizona on a sight seeing trip. Sleeping in strang beds do not work very well. It has been an experience.
Jag, I flew from Oregon to Arizona but have been traveling, several thousand miles so far this week. The driving is not all that good for me but I have no other options. At home I have a commy car but one thr road I get the cheapest car to save money.
Char, I will look for your update and thanks for the prayers for my son.
Dani, I have not posted an update on the GFIL Girl Friend In Law (?). We have had her over to dinner at least once a week and she finally just looked at my wife and I and asked what we thought of her and all that has gone on. We told her that our son brought her into our lives and family and we would do anything for her just as we would for our son. We explained that our views are different from our sons but we don't forse him to accept everything we believe. He has a problem with God right now because he sees what I have been through and can't grasp that God would allow this. I tell him this is nothing compared to what some people face and they still walk their faith out. I have spoken to several hundred drug and alcohol addicts this week and the response has been so great. We had students crying with joy and some really good things happening in our presentations. Seeing what God does during these times is enough to refuel me.
Now the STUPID, STUPID STUPID thing I did today. Why wife is upset with me, my daughter is worried but we made a memory today that will last the rest of our lives. I surprised my daughter with a horse back ride in the desert during the sunset tonight. She was so thrilled but when I drove up to the stables, she saw 3 horses. One for the guide, one for Sarah my daughter and just guess who rode the third. Stupid, Stupid Stupid but is was worth it. We had so many pictures taken of us out there riding horses through the catus and desert plants. The problem came when they tried to get me off the horse. It was not a pretty sight. I will cherish the memory of riding with my daughter but will pay the price. There is no number on the pain scale tonight that describes where I am at. I can't even get up or to the bathroom without help. Even with the pain, it was worth it. This was the best thing I have done for some time (probably also the worst). My daughter will never forget the LAST horse ride she took with her dad. I am not sure the tears are joy or pain or a mixture of both. Blessings!