The whole family was home for Thanksgiving this year. With me traveling from the Rio Grande Valley to Austin every week, an extra trip to Houston wasn't at the top of my list. But family is important, and I'm glad that we were able to go. I'm very thankful that we were able to see my grandparents, and to get this photo of Pa-Paw and Lola. I'm also thankful to my dear wife Victoria for reminding me to call Pa-paw, and that every minute with him is important.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Today, December 9, is my grandfather's birthday. I called Pa-Paw tonight, and we talked for awhile about his happy day -- shrimp and catfish for lunch and the weather, mainly. He's over 80, and starting to suffer from Alzheimer's, so every conversation is a blessing.