Good Summer Day Sisters!
Oh my goodness, how time has flown by with all the activities I am sure we have been experiencing! As I reflect on my time I have served on our local CDA Board, it reminds me how lucky I am to have supporting friends and family!
On 27 June 2017 my husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary and that same day, we flew to Colorado Springs, CO to begin our family reunion on my mother’s side. Les and I were welcomed by my two sisters and parents. My brother, Michael would be arriving on Thursday. Shortly after we arrived, I noticed my Dad’s personality had changed from the last time I saw him in November 2016. I asked my Mother how long this had been going on and she stated off and on for a few months. All of us noticed how Dad was not “quite” himself and we all agreed something neurological was doing on his brain. Thankfully, my Mother listened and Dad has his first neurological test on 25 August!
Life is truly precious and we never know when our lives may change in an instant! I cherish all the emails and phone calls I receive from my Father as I know that may be the last time I hear his voice.
What you may not know, my middle name Lea comes from my Father as his middle name is Leon. I was given the name Mary by my Father because my journey into this world was not by any means normal. I was given 24 hours to live and my Father prayed to our Lord and said, “If you spare my child, I will name her after your Mother”.
Enjoy every sun set and every sun rise you experience as they truly are the paintbrush of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
God Bless you all and wish you well the remaining of our Summer Season.
See you in the Fall!
Mary Lea, Regent