Last night I went out to dinner in Mesa with Spence's family. We really had a good time, and I got parts of other people's dinners, along with having some clam chowder. My father-in-law loved seeing me eat--he's had me at some meals where I haven't eaten anything. He has been such a great cheerleader to me during all this, and he always had great faith that things would all work out. Isn't it great to be around people that are so positive? (and who have so much faith).
I just found out that a very dear friend of mine has cancer. I am in denial, much as I was when I first found out about me. I hope that I can do anything to help her, because she has been there so much for me. Maybe having experiences like this helps to remind us of how much we need to support and help each other--and that makes it all worth it...just to be more aware of other people's suffering, and to do whatever we can to help and love them. People are so precious--time is just too short, not to tell them how much they mean to us...and to do all that we can to make their own personal roads that much smoother. I am so grateful that we don't have to make it through this life alone, and that the loved ones around us can share our joys and sorrows. I am also so grateful for prayer and for the love and concern that we feel from our Heavenly Father and from our Savior. May we each take time this day to reach out in love and compassion to all those around us. Sometimes just a little thing that we can do will mean so much. With all my love today and always, Louise