Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Thoughts

I have three things to share with you, for which I am thankful:

1. Gregg arrived safely from Spain last night.

2. David arrived safely in California this a.m., on his way to camp, and he sounded great when he called from the airport. Here is a photo of him at the airport in Seattle...
**UPDATE** He is having a good time: enjoyed the first day's tennis, slept well, ate well, sounds good!

3. A quote from the Talmud that I loved before Katie got sick, which I love even more now:

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.
Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now.
You are not obligated to complete the work,

but neither are you free to abandon it.

Thanks to those of you whose hearts are so generous with prayers, offers to sew quilts, etc. You are joining "the work" in your own, beautiful way.

10 comments:

Sis B said...

The quote from the Talmud sums up most of my philosophy. What's funny is if I didn't know the source, I would have assumed it was zen.

I'm glad your boys are safely at their destinations. And I thought of you specifically when I wrote my post about feeling whole. I do not take this time with all of them together for granted.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Awww, Karen. I love this post, and I love that quote. I've never read it before and it is beautiful. May I please "copy" from your homework? ;-)

It is wonderful that your boys are safe and sound. My prayers are always with you.

Kay said...

When our son was diagnosed, he received a quilt right away. We took it to every hospital stay to snuggle with instead of 'hospital blankets'. We liked that. It has Noah's Ark on it. Very cute. A treasured possession now.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Beautiful quote.... thanks for sharing.

Laurie Keller said...

Touching quote and handsome young man!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

hi karen, please send your mailing address to me again. my computer crashed and i have no access to my business email. please send it to:

jennstumpf@yahoo.com

and i will be able to get it from the library until we get our computer up and going again! thanks!

LBluca77 said...

I am glad to hear your family has arrives safely to their destination.

The Engine of the Family said...

Hi Karen,
I'm glad to see everyone arrived at thier destinations safe and sound.
A favor to ask...I wish so much that I knew how to help my sister in this time of grief. Maybe you have some advice for me? She doesn't show her emotions much with us. She's looking into support groups, which could really be a good thing for her.
Enjoy the week :)

karengberger said...

Engine OTF, I replied on your blog. Hope it helps!

runafteryou said...

I cannot thank you enough for posting that quote...it really touched me.

-Katie