Monday, May 3, 2010

Road Trippin'

If you are wondering why we are posting Joyce's information on John's blog site this is why. Joyce had been very involved in John's medical journey. After having John over for Easter dinner with Stuart and Steven she became even more concerned about his well-being. She talked to John about coming up for a visit to Arkansas and John accepted the offer. John was no longer able to take such a journey on his own, let alone drive. So, on Saturday, April 17 they headed out on their final journey together. Joyce drove the 5 1/2 hour drive to Fayetteville with John as her passenger. They didn't even argue, probably thanks to Bobbie's good advice to them both (John, take a pain pill and go to sleep ;Joyce, give John a pain pill and he will go to sleep). They arrived in Fayetteville, had dinner, and watched a movie. The next morning she got in her car and headed back to Dallas. Joyce had a heart of gold.

5 comments:

  1. Steve & Melissa,
    I remember when I was a student at GA Tech. I didn't have a car. Joyce & Will would let me use their car to pick up my date,whereby, we would go to their apt. get a pizza,watch tv and look after Stuart. Your mother always tried to look out for Pat. What a fantastic lady.
    Love, Pat

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  2. I am in Tulsa, but my heart is in Arkansas.

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  3. ALthough I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother, I have only heard wonderful things about her, and my heart goes out to all of you. I am just so sorry y'all are having to go through this, but I know any parent would be more than proud of the way you are haNdling everything, I honestly don't know how you are doing it. I wish and pray for all of you peace, strength and love and comfort in one another.
    Love Nancy Harter
    (Pat and Glenda's daughter)

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