Dear Pax, I had an appt with Sister Thomasina at 12:00 noon today and it was a huge comfort - I just love that woman! I go back on Sept. 4. She is very intelligent, and although didn't go to medical school she has many degrees in Psychology. And very easy to talk to.<quoted text>
There was a whole book on the "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People". It was written by a rabbi. I read it and it was interesting but since Jesus didn't enter into the rabbi's thought process the book didn't go far enough. I read somewhere that Jesus didn't come into the world to take away our pain and suffering but to enter freely into it so He could understand what it does to us and lift us up when we were in the midst of it. Life in this world does go by very fast. Losing friends and family to death has been hard for me since I am now at the age where death keeps breaking in. It has given me a greater appreciation for this life. I have been blessed with the understanding that things don't end here with death but continues in a way I can not fully understand. I have felt the presence of those who have died. Not in a spooky paranormal way but a deeply comforting one. Has your husband heard any more about his legs? Have you been able to talk with sister? She sounds like a gem. Do take care. I continue to think about you and pray for you and your husband. I also wish for peace and happiness to be with you. Take care. School starts for me tomorrow.
I wish you the best of luck and peace on your first day back to school - I'm sure it's a very tense time. I remember taking my son school clothes shopping every year - we'd make a day of it and then have a nice lunch. I got most of his wardrobe at J. C. Penney's or Sears. I miss those days!
I'm sure you'd like Sr. Thomasina. She's an amazing person. Never stops working and I think she's in her late 70's. She's helped so many people. And Pax - she's a very pretty woman. I keep telling her she should have been a rock star, LOL. She agrees there would be a lot more money in it :)
Please continue to pray for my husband, and for me, that I will develop more faith. I WANT to believe, honestly, that's true. That's the entire reason I come here and I think you realized that a long time ago.
God bless you always - you are so special. You're one of the few people who really reaches me. And I'm SO grateful for that.