Thursday, April 16, 2009

Trip to New Mexico

So...after I got back from my trip to Utah on Tuesday night, I worked a 24 hour shift on Wednesday, and then Thursday morning drove back down to St. Louis (the closest major airport) to fly up to Cleveland to pick up the latest memeber of the extended Roberts Family and drive her down to Albuquerque. Her name was Acura. Yes, it was a car. And, I only mention as her part of the greater Roberts family because now, finally, KC feels that his family is complete. When I heard they bought their new car, I volunteered to pick it up and drive it out to them rather than have them pay to transport it there. I figure if they're going to pay for anything, let me come out and see them, and pay for me to get back to Iowa. It worked out wonderfully! ...I got a nice (most of the time) relaxing drive across the country, listened to some good music, and more than anything else got to spend a few days with my wonderful parents, sister, brother-in-law, and neice and nephew.

What made this trip even more satisfying was being able to spend some time with my amazing mother who had started chemotherapy for another battle with cancer a few days before I arrived. Mom was recently diagnosed with liver cancer (after already surviving Round 1 with colon cancer 5 years ago), and is gracefully battling it again with the same faith, grace, and strength as she did the first time. I love her soooo much and hope she is in everyone's prayers to beat this again! You can do it, Mom!


Joseph and Katie Smith said...

So happy that you got to spend some time with your Dad, Mom and family. The picture with your mom is great! I loved the pictures with your children...they are just darling! Your Grandma is amazing to be going strong and is so beautiful. I'm excited for your new job position...Sounds like you are thrilled also. You will make such adifference in the boys lives. Take care. You, your mom, and your family are in my prayers.

Vigoren Family said...

Thanks for being our transporter man! I'm soooo glad it worked out that you could come be with us. We miss having more siblings around! Glad the sun was out just for you, too.

brooklyn said...

awww, i'm so jealous you got to be with everyone, but so glad you got to. cute pics!