My friends, yesterday marked a scary turn in my health, and I've run into the end of myself. But you people: you're amazing.
phone buzzed throughout the day with texts of encouragement from you,
although you didn't know how bad things had gotten. A friend in Africa. A
friend in Singapore. A friend down the street. Our cleaning lady with a
Spanish prayer. Family scattered across the globe.
Last night my
housemate prayed over me for an hour straight. Last week a friend from
India, who's prayed for me faithfully as he's fought cancer, brought me a
cake from his homeland. Right now I'm snuggled under a quilt one of you
made. To my right is a pile of books on CD from one of you. Another of
you emailed me this week about sending me another encouraging audio book.
Another of you is trying to find organic lamb liver to cook for me
(doctor's orders). My favorite pillow was hand-stitched by one of you. Some of my favorite jewelry is from you — gifts, to add sparkle to dark weeks. My fridge and pantry are full of groceries
you've bought for me. This week many of you have emailed me medical leads — information that may help, potential doctors to replace mine.
There's more, so much more. You are
knock-my-socks-off friends, and I am so thankful for you. Facebook
says it's Friends Day (they made us individualized "friend" videos to prove it), so Happy Friends Day to my wonderful, marvelous, glorious friends who are the hands,
feet, arms, and mouth of God to me.
I just love you guys. You are the best.
© by scj