Thanks to Nathan Dumlao @nate_dumlao for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁

Thanks to the generosity of an out-of-town friend, who is just here for a couple of weeks, I was able to visit Trace today.

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and dog trainers, the dogs have been able to have an extended stay at a reduced rate.

Thanks to another friend who offered to host Ev, I will be able to pick up Tracy when she comes home from the hospital.

I’m overwhelmed with the love and phone calls, with the encouraging words, and with the prayer that has been offered to us.

We are grateful.

Thank you one and all.


for sun and rain for glen and grove
for paths too steep and overgrown
for friends who love without reserve
for healing in transparency

for docks and dips in darkness deep
for freedom found in letting go
for the joy of finding new love
for tears that cleanse body and soul

for maladies that mend our faith
for stones that build our broken walls
for the strength bound up in heartache
for the power of weakness known

for life and breath, for strength in hope
for knowledge and wisdom and truth
for the freedom in forgiveness
for the power of grace imbued

for everyday bits of holy
in our everyday lives profane
for everyday pleasures profound
I staunchly rejoice and remain

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