Monday, April 2, 2012

Heart Felt Thanks

A long time has passed since anything had been written here. As all of you know the triple by-pass and new valve happened quite suddenly near the end of Feb. I went to my Cardiologist this morning and they did an EKG and everything is great. So both the surgeon and the Cardioligist have released me back to Dr. Biddulph. I have Cardio Rehab three times a week; Mon. Wed. and Fri. On the off days I have been walking. Nancy Lowe comes and gets me on Tues. and Thurs. and we walk up and down their driveway. It is long and takes me about 20- 25 minutes. We will go further as I get stronger. Grandpa has been a wonderful help to me as well as the daughters. Lynette has made me realize that there is too much stuff in this house and some can go. Thanks to the daughters and Shawnee for the house cleaning and Nancy and others for the yard work. It helps the spirit to see things get done.IT has been alot of help to have the girls come to Doctor visits also. It clarifies what has been said. Thanks for the visits. Frank calls often and I appreciate that. I know that many prayers have been offered in our behalf because we have felt the love of our Savior for us. We are so proud of our family and the many things you are accomplishing. We love you all. Love, Grandma Shaw

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keep her in your prayers

 This will be short but I figured the best way to tell people. I will have more details later but it looks like Grandma will be scheduled to have  triple bypass heart surgery on Thursday.  Please keep her in your prayers.
We love you Mom!

Monday, January 30, 2012

catching up

Rachel told me I need to use my blog more so they know what's going on. So here we go! Bill Marriott was sealed to Lara (Lois) Presnell Christensen in the Bountiful Temple on Friday, the 27th of January. They are classmates at Ben Lomond and they had a class reunion last summer and got acquainted. She has lived in Boston for the past 22 years so it was a different courtship. We had my siblings and spouses to a party between Christmas and New Years and Bill showed up with a fiance. We all had wondered why he hadn't been calling all of us so much, but that was the answer. She has five daughters, two in Texas two in Ut. and one in Boston. Four of them were at the wedding. The one not there is having her 5th girl this next week in Houston and Bill and Lara are going there on their honeymoon to help out. Richard was here last week for his Huntsman tests and treatments. His blood count was up enough they didn't have to do a transfusion. He has been having weekly transfusions since he was here 3 months ago. Cheryl, Dave, Jason and Lisa came up from Mesa so we had 8 of the siblings there. Janice didn't even come to the dinner, but Rich did. Bruce and Connie have their mission papers in and are waiting for their call. Lisa Johson was married again in Nov. and lives in Aurora,Ut and they are planning on going to the temple in Nov. to be sealed if he can get his previous sealing dissolved. Her husband has a 12yr. old son and a 10 yr. old daughter and they have really taken to Lisa. They live with their mother in Vernal, but she is willing to let them visit anytime they can arrange it. Grandpa had his first colonoscopy this past Monday and John Lowe told him he was certainly overdue. Everything was fine, but he needs to have some hemorhoids removed. They have a system now called (banding) and any of you who helped with the lambs will know what that is. It is a good method with no pain. John told Don it was just like docking the lambs. I wonder if they got the idea from that. We are so sorry about Donene and Ryan's flooding of their house. I hope that things are better now. There has been lot of flooding in Liberty with the ground frozen and so much rain in Jan. Certainly has been a different winter. Sammy and Erik are having a girl in June, Brett and Maddie are having a boy in July and Crystal is supposed to find out the gender of their baby this week. Frank is excited about having a boy because it will carry on the Shaw name. My maintenance treatment are going well. I am having one on the 20th of Feb. They are 5hr. infusions that include everything I was having except the Chemo. The Rituxin kills the antibodies so that is what should keep things going good. We love you all and pray for all of you daily. Jake is having a great mission, bringing through the spirit many people, including entire families. This is long, but overdue. Love, Grandma