You should consider yourself fortunate if you have a job that you like. You are far more fortunate indeed if you love it. And if, in addition to loving your work, you work with people who round out your life and make it more complete, then there is nothing more you should seek from your professional world. I find that I am in that most fortunate of positions. Every day, there is some message or kind word from one of the many people we work with and it reminds me how much we have to be truly thankful for.

Today we were able to meet with a number of folks that we don’t get to see very often. But they are kind hearted, caring people who manage to be genuinely friendly in addition to doing their jobs. And they are human. Facing their own set of trials, even as they ask us about ours. I pray tonight for one of those kind souls. His family is also staring cancer in the face, but with a much older family member. It’s a tough battle for them, and my heart is breaking for them as they make some difficult decisions. Even in the midst of that fight, he took the time to really share his faith with us (Richard and I) today. It meant a lot to us, and I hope it gave him some comfort as well.

As for progress on our side, David had another MRI this evening. His dad drove him to Pittsburgh, and we will meet them at the hospital in the morning to hear the results from the doctor. I will post another update tomorrow night after we drive back to Virginia. Thanks for being out there for us during all of this. I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know so many people care.

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