I had gotten a call a few minutes ago. You know the type of phone call that you dread or waiting for that is not good news. Yes, I got one of those phone calls. CF, Pastor Van’s sister, called to let me know that Grandma Van was not doing well and was dying, and she will keep me in touch. Grandma Van, who I got to know in the past seven years now, is going to be sleeping until the Jesus’ second coming. My heart goes out to the Van family and the relatives who dearly love Grandma Van very much. Despite what happens to Grandma Van, CF told me that we were going to have Thanksgiving together and that it will now include Pastor Van as well because he will be flying home to be with his mom for her last hours. He and his wife went to AZ to be with their kids for Thanksgiving. Pastor Van will be coming home for a couple of days and then returning to AZ to be with family for Thanksgiving. Grandma Van’s days of life on earth have been numbered for some time. Her health has been going downhill for a while now. In the meantime I will wait for updates from this day forward.
I have been wondering what is happening for Thanksgiving yet. I know my parents from AR are going to PA to have Thanksgiving with my brother and his wife, and kids. My sister KLK has to work so she is staying home to work. I have plans to be with Pastor Van’s sister and her husband for Thanksgiving as well as Grandma Van. I have decided to, if plans with CF and LF does not pan out, I will have a turkey dinner here at home since I ordered turkey with gravy dinners for the November. We will wait and see. I am covered either way. Anyway, Dad and his wife will be leaving for PA tomorrow morning some time. This is their first visit since 2008. Dad wants the family whole again.