Got a call halfway through my secondÂ Tylenol, someone from this church community had just passed away in town, so off I wentÂ to the care home.
Even when the loved one has been ill a long time, and you play over in your mind how the day might go when the one who is loved slips the grasp of the earth and is gone, you still are surprised when it happens. And so it was today.
Soon there will be a funeral here, my first in these parts. I need to understand how they walk out those times here, so I can walk alongside them.
I hope my body cooperates, soon. I still feel sick.
And to those of you who have emailed, my apologies. I'll get to the emails as soon as possible.