Right now they live in a 2-bedroom condo with a daughter and 15 year-old granddaughter. Just recently another daughter and her boyfriend moved out after 1 1/2 years of
To make matters worse, 5 kids and a stray friend came in that package! Yes! In a 2-bedroom condo, along with assorted cats and dogs! During that time my father-in-law had open heart surgery! But mom plugged along, hurting with excrutiating pain, never giving up! This SAME daughter is now renting a very nice house, but has now lost her job. Yes! you guessed it! The $1800 per month rent is being paid by guess who?
On top of all that mom's oldest child, Bonnie, is 61 and mentally challenged with only a 7 year old's capability.
Years ago Mom couldn't walk or dress herself or barely get out of bed, but she perservered! At the same time she started having heart problems and thus open heart surgery! Last week she had an angioplasty done because she'd been fatigued and short of breath! After 13 years her heart is strong and healthy! but that means the Multiple Sclerosis is acting up and THAT worries her!Mom always says that God is on her side and walks with her! I believe it!
She and Dad have started churches, fed the poor, given when a lessor person would have given UP! She is an active member of several Eastern Star chapters in and around Issaquah as well as the Shriners Auxillary. Her eyes are failing now, but she still manages to do crafts for bazaars, and make formal dresses for her daughters in Eastern Star and granddaughters in Rainbow Girls.
After Ron died she took on a daughter-in-law and granddaughter who moved here from Ohio and didn't know a soul!
Did I mention that she is 81? Looks 55 and is 30 in her soul!
I love you, Patty Parker!
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