My parents spent the weekend with us...well, more like with Lincoln and myself. Jared worked double shifts both days. They haven't been here since February. With my Dad's current state of health, he hasn't been able to make the 2 1/2 hour drive, so normally we'll just go visit them. He really wanted to come and visit us, at our house before he goes to Florida for a few months, so him and my Mom decided to come this past weekend.
They arrived on Friday, late afternoon, and stayed until Sunday late morning. Friday we just relaxed and visited.
Lincoln is SO sweet with my Dad. He completely understands that my Dad cannot do a lot with him right now. He can't even sit on the floor to play with him, because he's too weak. Lincoln will just randomly give my Dad a hug while he's in the middle of playing. I'm amazed at how intuitive he is.
Saturday morning we hit up a local flea market. My Dad LOVES things like this. Anything like garage sales, flea markets, auctions, etc....that's his thing! We were there for around 2 hours. When we came back to our house, he was wiped out. He took a 2 hour nap with Lincoln....which I'm sure he loved, immensely.
Unfortunately, the walking for 2 hours really tired my Dad out for the rest of their time here. Honestly, he'll probably be pretty wiped out for a few days. That's the whole sucky part of his condition.
Sunday morning I made them blueberry pancakes, before they left. They were scrumptious!
As much as I'll miss my Dad while he's in Florida, it's something he has to do. His quality of life is so poor right now. He's only 56 years old, and honestly looks SO much older. He NEEDS this transplant. I want Lincoln to know my Dad. I want him to be able to share many more memories like this...
and especially this...
We had a great weekend together. I think they're planning on making the trip here again, on Father's Day weekend, which would be wonderful. Right now we're just trying to spend as much time as possible with my Dad, before he temporarily moves to Florida. Then we will try to visit as much as we can. We're really not sure how long he'll be there for, it really depends on how quickly he gets the transplant.