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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Stall... and a BIG Welcome!

Sometimes, the best-laid plans... and all that. Friends, I pray you will forgive me as I have a bit of a stall right now. So much is happening at once: redoing a spare room, struggling with an obstinate lamb (would you believe Doodle is being a bad lamby?), still recovering from our recent trip (more on that below), and a biggie in my mind at the moment -- my dear husband's pacemaker replacement procedure which is coming up on Monday. Things are getting left undone, I'm afraid. 

The two main things, of course, are my husband, and this past trip. This past trip was really a last-minute thing which surfaced as the result of my dear friend's husband having terminal cancer. We have been friends for 34 years (we met as college roommates), and she just means so much to me. She and her husband decided it was TIME that we all got together. Neither of them had even met my husband, and I had not seen her in 15 years. They bought our plane tickets. We are so grateful we could go. Now, though, it is touch and go, and I am speaking to her on the phone almost daily, as we wait and pray.

I covet your prayers, dear friends: for my husband and the success and ease of his pacemaker replacement. And for my friend and her husband. Please remember Ian (my husband) and Randy (her husband) in your prayers. Thank you!

And now... here is a printable for you. It is of the second maxim, and it is available as a PDF or as a JPG image. This image is sized optimally for 5" X 7".

Finally, and wonderfully... I wish to welcome Matushka Anne Hopko, Fr Thomas's wife, who is stitching along with us! It has been an absolute joy to meet her, and her presence adds a wonderful dimension to this project. Dear Matushka Anne, I thank you for joining us, and I thank you for your encouragement. 
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1 comment:

  1. I am praying for both men.
    Isn't that wonderful that Matushka is stitching along also? :)


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