Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Day to Move

Welp it's official!!  Dad is back in Provo!  He has moved to his new home!  Utah Valley Specialty Clinic!

I was obviosly thrilled that he was able to be closer to home, and naturally went immediatly over to see him!.   and was welcomed by this beautiful site! 


I Love seeing his EYES!  I have inherited my eyes from him!  So it's nice to see that they are still brown, and as his brother used to always say,
 "You know what brown eyes mean right?? It means you're full of crap!"  
Well said uncle Mike!! :) 

This new place is really is pretty fancy!!  His ventilator no longer sounds like Darth Vador!  And he has a beautiful view of the prettier Wasatch Mountains! ( because they are in Utah Valley)   They are full of fall colors!  We told him that we were going to bring his spotting scope in and then tell him about what we are seeing on the mountains.   Hopefully that will encourage him for a quick recovery :)  

As you know, Dad can't talk, so naturally we are getting really good at interpretting his new language called the 'foot wiggle'  :)  he wiggles his feet when he likes something.  He wiggles them when he doesn't like something.  the key is knowing which is which.  :)  Lots of wiggles means he is happy. 

It was cute to see him wiggle his feet as I talked to him and read to him.   I read Joshes letter to him and he always likes that.  As well as from the Book of Mormon.   In Alma.  I am currently reading about Ammon when he was rejoicing in his God.   Anyway as I was reading to my dad I really liked these verses. (both feet were twitching like crazy and even his hand twitched :) )

Alma 26: 6-7

6. Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the storm cometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them' yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them.

7. But Behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest, and they are his; and he will raise them up at the last day.

I'm only sharing that cause he was moving a lot when I read that!   I mostly loved when it says that we are His!  I know that our family is being watched over, and that we are often going through storms in this life. However I also realize that I often forget whose I am.  God is in control, and He is the one that is in charge.    I am very grateful for this oppurtunity that I had to remember that. 

Thanks again for the prayers!  Even though my dad is down here and a lot closer to home.  We still ask that he doesn't have any visitors, he is not ready for that.  Thank you for your respect in that manner. :)   

We will let you know when that changes. 


  1. Hey that is great that Randy is in Provo even though SLC valley is way better. Now he is going to have to deal with all them BYU fans. HAHAHA (Grandma made me a BYU fan when I was living with her)... Oh well I guess I am not perfect either. matt stephenson

  2. Glad to have him closer. I'm sure Marie will miss that commute. I love hearing that he is responding more. Randy is a great man.