On a recent trip to Lake Powell with a lot of family my mother-in-law broke her back (you can read about it here). I was not in attendance so I won't re-tell the story and get it wrong.
Suffice it to say there were many miracles and blessings and everyone is safe and sound. Well, maybe Lani isn't "sound" but she is safe and will make a full recovery in time. In the meantime she is VERY restricted in what she can do and it will be a long recovery, she won't be able to pick up anything heavier than a gallon of milk for 4-6 months, that makes one of McCall's legs!
For all of you who know Lani know that she is a very active person who loves to hike, exercise, play with her grandkids, go on weekly dates with her husband, spend time in the garage ... all sorts of active things.
So this will be difficult for her, not to mention, this is the second time she has broken her back. The last time was four years ago in southern Utah on a four wheeler. This is the time I like to interject that Southern Utah is not her friend and that she never got hurt while visiting us in Canada, but that is beside the point.
Really I am just writing to say THANK YOU to all the people who have stopped by to bring meals, visit with Lani, do extra work around the house, yard work, etc. Tom has been with Lani around the clock to help her get around the house, take her daily walks across the church parking lot and take care of everything. Because he has had so much to do he hasn't been able to do as much in the yard as needs to be done for an August 1st wedding (Jessica & James), so on Saturday we came to help in the yard, by the time we got there, the back yard was FULL of men from the neighborhood and ward. They were able to get so much done and make a HUGE amount of progress.
Why is it that people are so great? Why do they fill in when needed and donate their time to help a neighbor/friend out? Simply because they are good people who see a need and fill it. Not to mention that Tom & Lani have done the same for so many and are having that help reciprocated to them.
So thank you to all for your love and kindness and your service.
I neglected to take out my camera for some of the action shots before the lunch break, but really, everyone worked HARD! I will have to post some before and after shots of the waterfall in the back yard.