Some of you know and many of you don't know that my father is battleing a rare, slient, but deadly cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer in the bile duct). He has been battleing it for some time now, but only found out last July and that he is in stage 4. With the last few months being hard for my family, my mother and specially my father who fights each day to gain the strength he needs to continue to live each moment with his grandchildren, his children and the my mother the love of his life, who has devoted her life to my father and would do anything for him. It's hard to see my father in this condition and to hear him on the phone when I speak to him I wonder, is this the last time I will hear his voice or tell him I love him. I pray to my Heavenly Father to allow him more time to be with his family, to enjoy life, to enjoy the beauty of the world that our Heavenly Father has created. It's been a battle with ups and downs, good moments and bad moments, keeping the faith and then having moments where I am so angry and wonder how this could happen to my father who has done nothing to deserve this. But then I am reminded that things happen to us for a reason, we have to trust in the Lord and know this is happening to my father for a reason and know someday we will learn the truth of why my father has to go through so much. I love my father, he is a kind, loving, gentle, respectful father. He is a wonderful husband to my mother, a wonderful father and grandfather. I have always looked up to him for his talents, his knowledge and love for life. His compassion for others, specially those who are have been mistreated in the world, my father has always been there for whom ever needed a friend or extra love. He is a hard working man that has worked so hard throughout his life to provide for a large family of 8. I can remeber sitting in church as a child and holding is hands and looking at the dry cracked skin and calises on his hands and now as I am older I realize that was from working so hard. My father is amazing at everything he does, from painting, drawing, woodworking, writing stories and poams or simply clipping the branches from a tree in the backyard and making a wreath for me to hang in my home. I want my father to know that I love him and will forever be greatful for the loving father he is and greatful that Heavenly Father sent me to live with him and I am so proud to be his daughter. When I was young I once gave my dad a fathers day card and inside I wrote, "To the Best Dad I ever had", as he read it he was laughing and said what other fathers have you had. I think now and laugh at what I wrote, but I have no others just you, my dad and you really are the best. My heart is aching and hopeing that my dad will recover and life will be back to normal, but I don't think that is in the Lords plan. But I hope in Heaven and pray that when it is time for my father to return that he will be welcomed by those that have passed on and won't be alone. I pray that my father will enjoy the beauty there and have all the trees in the world to trim, beautiful lawns to mow and edge, a big white wall to paint and draw on when ever he wants, and most of all will have the choice to be with us when ever he wants, so he can continue to see us and watch his grandchildren and future grandchildren grow. Please pray for my dad, if you know him or don't know him he needs all of your prays. I love you dad.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I discovered Jack had a few ratties in his hair and was due for a haircut, but I didn't know how bad it was until I saw Jack after his hair cut, I just wanted to cry. He looked like we had been starving him for months and his ears were so short they looked like he had girl pony tails. but it's only hair and thank goodness it grows. He is looking much batter now and back to his normal self. I guess that teaches lesson that I need to brush his hair more often.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
My parents were here 4th of July weekend. My mom and Dad and I did a little shopping down town, hit the Farmers Market and then back home to meet up with Shane for a BBQ. We also relaxed at the Tap Rock, enjoyed some great food and watch the speed boats come in and then a celebration in Riddle for the fireworks. We had fun and I'm glad they were able to stay with us. I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Shane and I took some long over due time off work and traveled to Portland to see my family and then down to Lincoln City with his family. His parents and his Sister Heather and her family traveled from Utah and his sister Lisa and her two girls traveled from Washington. We were excited to see everyone. Family night at the ball park, visit with my best friend Paige, shopping, sand castle building, visiting my favorite candy shop which was closed, but we did find another one, few, had to get my yummy seafoam, and then a beautiful drive to and home from Lincoln City. I was also excited to show Shane and his family one of my favorite beach towns. We had such a good time and as always sad to pack up and come home. It's never fun to return back to work and get back into the swing of things, but we all traveled safely home and yes we are slowly but surely getting back to the same old routine.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
First of all I have to tell you about my sweet velcro shoes. Just as Shane and I were setting up camp I realized I forgot my shoes and only had flip flops for the hike the next day. In a panic at 7PM I jumped in the car and drove to Cresent City to get some shoes. And of course this is what I ended up with. Can't be picky when I am in the middle of the Redwoods. I was just happy to have shoes. Anyways The Bonella's took a weekend get away over Memorial weekend to Millcreek campground in the Redwood National Forest. Can I just say I love Trees!! They are so awesome and huge!! We spent the day at the Trees of Mystery and then a short drive through the "Drive Through Tree" (Rip off $5.00) But it was cool anyways to say we drove through a tree. It's been a long awaited trip to get back to the Redwoods. This was a Holwege favorite growing up and since Shane has never been it was nice to relax, hike, and visit with Paul and Babe. The hike was fun and interesting and then a scary tram ride up the mountain above the trees. If you are ever close don't miss out on the Trees of Mystery that was totally worth it.
Shane and I took Jack to the Oregon Coast one weekend. It was a beautiful day. We stopped and had a picnic and then drove closer down to the beach to relax and Jack played in the sand. Jack enjoyed his day, he ran, jumped, played and then got caught up in a sneaker wave. Me, Shane & Jack were out in the water just walking around. The water was ankel deep then all of a sudden it was waist deep. I at first was worried about my new pants then looked over at Jack and the poor little guy was struggling to swim back to shore and stay above water. I think he was in shock for a moment, but after he dried of he was back to playing and enjoying the beach again. What a nice day at the Oregon Coast.
Darn Sneaker Wave!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Today I was on my way home for lunch and saw a man and his dog standing on the corner holding a sign that said, homeless, hungry and disabled. It was a large sign and very colorful too. Most of the time when I see these people begging for money I feel that are out there to get rich and have all they need back home in there nice large mansion along with there sports cars and other laberish toys, but today when I saw this man and his dog I had a feeling that this man was really in need. Then I had a thought to go home and put some items in a bag and take back to him. I went home and found a reusable shopping bag and filled it with a tooth brush, toothpaste, hand whipes, clean socks (thank you Shane for giving away your newly purcased socks), a blanket, homemade cookies, package of applesauce, big bag of unopened chips, dog food (for the dog of course, thank you Jack) 3 dollar bills and I made him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then I headed back to the corner he was standing on, rolled down my window and he came right over. I handed him the bag and he reached in and said, thank you very much mam and I said, you are welcome. As I drove away I had a good feeling in my heart. It wasn't much, but I hope that others saw this man receive something and think that they to can help where needed.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Shane and I were in Portland this weekend for Easter. It was nice to be able to enjoy the day with family, Easter treats and wonderful talks from General Conference. What a special day to have both Eater and Conference on the same day. The kids were fun and also it was Jack's first Easter so he had fun as well playing with the kids and eating his Easter treats.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Oh, birthdays are not the same as they used to be when I was a kid. Most memorible birthday when I was a kid was my 6th birthday. I invited 5 friends and we celebrated at the Organ Grinder in Portland. http://www.pstos.org/instruments/or/portland/organ-grinder.htm Time sure flies, but even though I am getting older I still try to celebrate some how. This year Shane fixed his famous meet loaf and brought home a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. Yummy! It was a good day, but also a sad day. This years birthday I will always remember because it was the day I heard my favorite teen idol crush passed away from a drug overdose. You will always be in my heart Corey Haim. He is remembered for movies like Silver Bullet, Lucus and License To Drive. And I cannot forget the ever so famous magizine Teen Beat! Happy Birthday to Me and Happy Celebration of Life Corey Haim.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Three years ago today I married the boy from my dreams. I can't belive 3 years, I know some of you are like 3 years try 10, 15 or 30. Before I know it Shane and I will be hitting our 30th. I'm in love with Shane Harold Bonella and everyday more in love each second that passes by. Shane is a wonderful husband I never dreamed marriage would be so grand. I love you baby!