Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Weekend with Charles

My sister Jeannie and I spent the weekend with Charles in SA. He was happy to see us and to show us what he had. He has received several card (they are in his lap), and dollars too. Someone sent him the hat he has on and he wore it all weekend. He asked his house mom to hang up his cards, and she was going to get some bulletin boards, and when those are full, then we will get some more. When we first got there, we thought we would take Charles out for chicken fried steak, but he wasn't up to going. The next day he did want to go to Denny's for breakfast so we did, and he ate pretty good, and we all had several cups of coffee.
As much as I hate to admit it, I could see this time that Charles was more tired, and weak. I think that he will not be leaving the house much more. His home bought a new recliner for Charles and he loves it. The home does not want to isolate Charles back in his bedroom until it is absolutely necessary.
I can see that I haven't gotten any comments lately, but I know that once the word gets out about my wonderful brother, that some of you will want to send him a card. They bring so much joy to him, even as he was showing them to us. For you that have sent a card already, thank you, and I hope you are keeping Charles in your prayers that he won't have any pain. He doesn't now, and I pray that he never will.
Remember to email me for Charles' address if you would like to send him something. I have had a busy day working on my A B RR book, so I am off to bed.


Veronica said...

Hey girl..... did he get my card and bucks???? I sent him out another card and bucks today and am working on a card today to send him in a couple of days. I got some more western stamps since I didn't have any. Oh and did the walker texas ranger dvd's get there????? I made my husband go and get some ones for me lol so that I would have some to send to him every week.

Veronica said...

wait did charles make that black velvet art???? does he like doing things like this??? if so I will send him something to do. let me know

Lily Pepper said...

Mary Lynn, I am sending a card out to Charles today. Sue W.

Christina said...

Hi Mary... I found you thanks to Lisa Vollrath's weekly email. I run Not Your Average Homeschoolers in Jacksonville, Florida, and I know our families would love to send Charles cards and wellwishes. If you could send me his address, we'll get to work!

rebecca woodward said...

Mary Lynn, your family has been blessed with a wonderful soul. I just want to hug Charles - but instead I'll send him cards. Thanks for sharing your love for him with all of us. You are all in my prayers.

abbymaya said...

Hey Mary Lynn,

I posted a note at one of my online art groups about Charles so if you start receiving emails from strangers, don't be too worried! :)

Moonwillow said...

Hi, I found you through Lisa Vollrath. Please send me Charles' address so I can send him a card or two. I too am a cancer warrior so I understand alot. Much love and peace.

nathalie said...

H i - I found you through Lisa Vollrath. I'd love to send your brother as card. Please send me his address. NSDavisArt@aol

kathy said...

hi mary lynn,
this is kathy in texarkana, tx. i got a card made and out to charles this am. i hope he enjoys it, i sure enjoyed making it for him. please know you all are in my prayers.

God Bless,

Judy Streger said...

I heard about you dear brother from Kris Henderson and am sending him a card and dollar folded to look like an origami shirt. I think he'll like it. Of course, he and your family are in my thoughts.
Judy in NJ

Ragamuffin Gal said...

You have a beautiful heart! Thanks for keeping us updated on Charles. The black velvet art is a treasure. Blessings, Katie

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a lady on flickr, gypsy froggy. I am very touched by the story of your brother. I am a crafter and I would love to send Charles a card or two! You have been blessed to have such a beautiful soul in your life. I will keep you in my prayers.