My dad made it down to Riverside to visit for a couple of days…and my heart is so happy to have him with us!
Mom has been down here since January 2nd, living with us and helping take care of me since Ivan works long hours every day. Honestly, every time I try to imagine what it would be like to be separated from Ivan for weeks at a time, with only short weekend visits….I just can’t. So when I say I’m incredibly thankful for my parents and their sacrificial, generous hearts toward us, that really is an understatement. A large understatement.
This week’s visit was super fun…my dad arrived in time to experience a full physical therapy session (important since the last time he saw one I was still an inpatient at the hospital), and he also came with us to drop off my violin to be repaired (hence the picture above). The violin trip was special, not just because it was made in the hopes that I will be able to play again in the future, but also because Hans Benning, the luthier (violin maker) who is working on it for the next couple of weeks, sold us my very first full-sized violin fourteen years ago.
So, it’s been a blessed three days here with my Dad…I’m sad to see him leave again this afternoon, but I’m thankful for his time with us, and for everything he got to experience with us while he was here. Hoping for a safe flight back up to San Jose this afternoon, and a return flight to Riverside in the near future! 🙂