Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Tucson Metropolitan Ministries Family Services

Oct 28, 2019

Temperature 76 degrees

Prayers For Mom and the Family Please

Fourth Project – Apartment 8101, Finished

Please remember Mom and our family in your prayers.  Test results are back and it looks like Mom has just weeks left.  We’re hoping she will rally but its not looking good.  So grateful we had the two weeks with her this past summer.  We had a fantastic time with her and we will always remember those days with love.


We’re wrapping things up here in Tucson and making plans to travel north to my sisters house where my mom will be staying.

Today we finished up Apartment 8101 which leaves us will just one more apartment to paint.

The kitchen and the dining room are finished.



hallway is done


so are the bedrooms and all holes in walls and doors have been patched.  We’re done.




We’re now in our last apartment and it is just a studio so we’ll finish it up tomorrow.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Not the kind of day we thought it would be.  Yet, as I sit and write I’m reminded of this poem

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

And before I go a big shout out to my wife.  I couldn’t make it without you sweetheart.  And my kids – I love you one and all and thank you so much for your love and support during this time.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!



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