Please also pray that Don will heal and come home to enjoy more time with his family, who are all in LHC to help Joyce..
This poem was posted in Don’s caring bridge update by his loving daughter Donna, whom we’ve all come to know and love as the “middle child”…
'A mighty wind blew night and day.
It stole the oak tree's leaves away,
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
"How can you still be standing, Oak?"
The oak tree said, "I know that you
Can break each branch of mine in two,
Carry every leaf away,
Shake my limbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
Growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see...........
They are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn't sure
Of just how much I could endure............
But now I've found, with thanks to you......
I'm stronger than I ever knew."
Thank your for your faithful, faithful prayers, we feel the power of them every moment. Your love and freindship are a blessing to each of us. In the words of our friend Carla Garretson:
"As long as there is breath, there is hope."