but this email from my sister choked me up.

I hope this e-mail finds all well and enjoying life!! Dad is to complete his radiation next week. So far he has done very well. No horrible effects, other than skin irritations and exhaustion. His spirits are good and he is trying to look at this as an attack on the cancer that he has to assist with strength and endurance.
Last night he and my mom went to a book signing of Bishop Jake’s book. My mom asked for a personalized signing for my dad and told the Bishop that he was battling cancer and she wanted to give him positive reinforcement, but a personalized book signing was denied by the Bishop’s assistant. My mom went over to my dad who was sitting in a chair off to the side and gave him the book and was talking to him when the Bishop stopped signing and came over to meet my dad. He introduced himself and offered his best wishes. A lady standing nearby asked if he would pray for my father. He put his hands on my father and began to pray. The bookstore was mobbed with people and immediately they all began to pray for my dad. My mom said it was the most moving experience she had participated in. After that my mom met another author that was at the bookstore – the author of “True Vines”. She asked if he would personally sign his book for my father. He was very eager to and also came over to my father and prayed with him. They called us last night so uplifted and excited. I asked if dad was trying to get my mom to treat him special since he seemed to be blessed. She said he was trying to milk the moment.
We will hope for some good news after the treatment is finished and the tests begin again.
I hope all is well with you and your family. You are in our prayers!
peace, love, and prayers to you from us!
[sister’s name]

I’m not a religious or even a spiritual person…

5 thoughts on “I’m not a religious or even a spiritual person…

  • October 31, 2003 at 6:38 am
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    That’s so cool. I hope the treatments go well.

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  • October 31, 2003 at 8:32 am
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    Oh, your sister sounds wonderful. Very unlike you, but you can tell how much she cares. That’s so great.

    -J

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  • October 31, 2003 at 9:05 am
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    Very unlike me, yes. And she is wonderful. I love that she’s doing these email messages to family to keep everyone updated, and the fact that she’s doing this while going through a nasty, painful divorce is proof of her selfless nature, if you ask me.

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  • October 31, 2003 at 9:05 am
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    Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  • October 31, 2003 at 11:49 am
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    what a wonderful mail…and what a good sister to try and keep everybody informed.

    i’m thinking positive thoughts for your daddy and for your whole family. cancer is a motherfucker, and i hope that he beats it…i hope it HARD.

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