03 February 2009

the details...

...are what make the day. i've been swimming in them, organizing life for 2009 throughout january. i must admit it felt good to turn the calendar page to a new month. now i feel firmly entrenched in the new year with some solid footing of details that have been cared for. yesterday was the feast of candlemas~ 40 days after christmas, the traditional conclusion of the feast of epiphany, & the midpoint of winter in the northern hemisphere. we pack away our nativity on that day & begin to look forward to spring's approach (honestly, i'm always looking for spring's approach, but knowing we are at winter's midpoint makes that thought a little more real :-) another tradition on this feast is the blessing of candles. sadly that is not something we find in this area, but i do remember to light candles on this feast.speaking of candles, if you are so inclined...i am begging some prayers (maybe a candle or two also!) for some friends in need.a very good friend of ours just had exploratory surgery & they found her very rare type of cancer has recurred. they immediately began her treatment. she is a wonderful wife & mom to 3, a loving daughter & friend to all. her heart is huge...please keep this special lady, her husband & her 3 children in your prayers! across the blogosphere there are several others who need prayers too...jp wrote about father reggie here.
philip also requests prayers...for his healing & for his pilgrimage.
& finally...a local musician whom we adore is in treatment for cancer too. (i will keep the links for all these wonderful folks in my sidebar under "light a candle.")after all these requests & the accompanying thoughts about the burdens these wonderful folks bear, it is with great joy i also share some good news...last fall renae posted this & over last weekend, she shared this heartwarming update! renae, i am pulling for your daddy everyday oh, yes, & a very happy birthday to you!!

5 comments:

Renae said...

Oh, you are such a dear! Thank you so much for your prayers. They have made all the difference!

the mother of this lot said...

I will pray!

Annie said...

Never heard of Churching of Women. Fascinating read.

Your friend is on my prayer list

I checked Renea's update - Meat fajitas! I bet "daddy" will avoid those in the future.

Quanah told me a few days ago that he wants to go into doctoral studies in patristics. We need to talk Deb.

Paula said...

Prayers sent.

qualcosa di bello said...

renae...hug your daddy for me!

jackie...love seeing your name again...thank you!!

annie...thank you so much for adding her. let me know about Q's quest...

paula...thank you dear!