May 16, 2012
Yesterday we finally made it to Shipshewana. For those who don't know Shipshewana is a very large outdoor flea market in northern Indiana. My mom was a vendor there for a long time but recently gave it up to take care of my Grandma Faust. Anyway it opens the beginning of May and poor Jeremiah was sick so we missed. We had the perfect weather day for it. Mom, Jeremiah, and I really enjoyed ourselves. When my great grandparents passed away my dad's family was kind enough to give us one of their power wheelchairs. Yesterday was the first time we took it any where. Only negative is how much it weighs. We don't have a ramp for it yet so unloading and loading is extremely difficult. I had to ask a guy passing by to help. Luckily enough he helped me out. Jeremiah loved the independence of being able to go wherever he wanted. His normal wheelchair doesn't work there cause it's loose gravel so it was wonderful.
Today is my Grandma Faust's 89th birthday. So we headed down to visit with her. I love hearing her stories. I can't imagine the life she has saw in those many many years. It's such an education to just listen to her talk. She is healthy and happy right now so I hope we have many years to come with her. I love her dearly. I only have her and my Dad's mom and dad left.