We have been in Michigan for a couple of weeks and I haven't had much opportunity to post anything here on the blog. I took a Kindle which was useful for reading and checking email. I tried to write a few brief replies to messages and found it to be a frustrating process. We did laugh very hard one evening at the substitutions which auto-correct came up with for some of the names which I was writing--Topher was changed to Gopher and Maddie was changed to Madrid and then to Fed-Ex! My resident IT guy had even turned off auto-correct, but it was still trying to change things up.
In mid-July Rob and I drove up to Sharonville, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati and met Megan, Jim, and the children there. We spent the night and then returned here to Greenville with Megan and the children for a little over a week. We kept busy during that week and were able to get together with Nora and Topher and Mark and Katie and the children several times as well. One thing that we did forget to do was to take a picture with all four of the grandchildren together--it will have to wait until Christmas now.
The following week we headed to Michigan. Megan needed to be home to get a few things done before her thyroid surgery which was scheduled for August 6th. Megan wrote a post about the need for her surgery on her blog if you would like to read the details. On the way up we stopped at the Museum of Appalachia just north of Knoxville where we saw these old-fashioned children:
After we took Megan and the children home we drove further north to visit friends for a few days--more about this in a later post. The day before her surgery Megan had some shopping excursions planned for us to help keep her mind off of the upcoming procedure.
I am very thankful to report that the surgery went very well and when the pathology report came back it determined that she did not have cancer. She was able to begin taking thyroid medication a week after her surgery and hopefully will regain energy and stamina quickly. I'm not going to go into great detail because I think Megan will want to write about this herself. She was particularly blessed by the ladies in her Sunday School class who planned something special for her a few days after she came home from the hospital. We are very thankful for the people of Faith Baptist Church of Warren who have been so kind and generous to our family.
I plan to post more about our trip to MI in my next few posts and also have a good recipe to share.
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