Your prayers are not little things. They helped me through yesterday, last night, and today. Thank you for the steady stream of compassion and caring that has continually reminded me of how tender the love of God is...He (She) sends us to be with each other, to embody LOVE. And you have done that for me. Thank you.
I want to share a couple of other things that gladdened my heart yesterday and today. I have some friends who have faced addictions. They have taken the very brave steps to admit that they needed help, to get help, and to extend help to others. I have heard from some of those friends in the past few days, and their love and friendship has reminded me that all of us have pain, and that all of us have choices. Their humility and integrity are gifts in this world, and gifts that have come to them at a price. So I am encouraged by you, friends; you know who you are.
A big gift was received last night. A doctor, who we all love, & about whom I can hardly speak without getting emotional and full of memories, called us. This doctor is the kind of person you would dream of having as a caregiver (or a mentor) for your child. And this doctor invited our son to spend the evening with his family, and to go skiing with them tomorrow. Not only is David on his way there now; when he finished the phone conversation that brought the invitation, he looked straight upward, and said, "Thank you." I'm not sure if he was thanking God or Katie, but both deserve credit as the reason that we now know this very fine man.
Lastly, Gregg & I are going to have a nice little bit of quiet time here this weekend. Sadly, we have a memorial service to attend, but there is consolation in the fact that it is for a man who lived a long (90+ years), good, generous & productive life. And we are going to stop in to our friend's new restaurant (not open just yet) to add our support. The interior is incredibly cozy & beautiful.
Thank you, dear bloggers and readers. Your kindness has helped me through this awful week. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. ThankGoodnessIt'sFriday!