Ray's musings and humor

Please pray for her!

You don’t choose your family.

They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu



It has been a big day for us today. My sister-in-law has just had brain surgery to remove a lifelong problem created by a childhood injury and there are complications. To make matters worse her husband, my brother-in-law suffered a cardiac event while waiting for her return from the operating room and he was admitted to the hospital (the Mayo Clinic in Florida) suffering from an extremely low pulse rate. He may have to get a Pacemaker while there.


These events have triggered a lot of thoughts, not the least of which is a look back to all that my family members have meant to me over the years and how I too often have just taken them for granted. Both of these good people have been dear friends as well as kin and I fear that I have not told them how much I care for them as the years have gone by. I am so grateful that all of my family are who they are, I just wish I could find ways to let them know just how much I do love them.


Please don’t be like I have been in the past, let those near and dear to you know how much you care. Don’t wait for illness, great successes or an other major milestone to tell them, for it is who they are day-to-day that means more than anything else, and it is who they are day-to-day that is too easy to overlook.


There are many people who come and go in our lives that are important to us, but they do go, while our family is with us always. In my case I am fortunate that my family has given me so much more than I will ever be able to give back.


At the moment we are praying that the current recovery problem is just a temporary setback, we need her for she is one of the most important parts of our life.


So to you my dear friends, family, and daily reader’s I am not up to our normal dose of humor. Hopefully tomorrow I can share the good news. I plan on going down to their home early next Monday to be one of the care givers, but if the current problem persists we may leave at any moment.


Stay well!



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