February has been busy around here. And tomorrow, being Presidents' Day, I get a day off from school. I really love what I do but sometimes, well, it consumes my time and then I drop into bed and sleep very well. I have 4 drafts of blog update, in long hand, that I plan to translate, hopefully tomorrow.
Tomorrow also marks 3.
3 years ago, 2/20/09, was the day that Mike first checked into the ER at our local hospital, feeling that something was amiss. Within 6 weeks, we had our diagnosis and the surgeon's data-guided prognosis.
"Get your affairs in order. Statistically, this will take your life in 6 - 8 months."
Well wishers love to spout aphorisms like "Doctors don't know everything." And although that's true, OUR doctor understood that Mike operated a very busy law firm and cared for 1000+ clients. He had employees. He had legal obligations. OUR doctor's advice was purposed and helpful.
Within 2 months, the office was closed successfully and Mike and I prepared, as best we could, to untangle the rest of our daily lives. We held each other close and outlined whatever else we thought needed to be done.
As we say, often, how weird it is, to be living like this, living and having shelved all those POST-Mike agendas.
So many of you continue to stand with us. We thank you. We pray that God's purposes will continue to be done in us and through us.