“You came to mind recently,” stated my jaw surgeon.
Not surprising, I thought, given my follow-up appointment had been booked for months and perhaps he had looked ahead on his calendar.
He continued. “I was working with a patient who had a great deal of support and you came to mind. I remember how your husband was here and all three of your sons came to visit you. And you had so many people supporting you.” He teared up. “That really touched me.”
As I left his office the words of an old chorus ran through my head, “They will know we are Christians by our love.”
I certainly am loved well and you, my community, have demonstrated Christ’s love through prayer and countless tangible expressions of care. Be encouraged that your acts of outrageous generosity, kindness and love continue to make a difference in my life and beyond.
And, I am delighted to report that I have graduated. My surgeon no longer requires me to see him annually. In fact, I will only need to go back if a problem arises and he doesn’t anticipate that happening.
I am thankful beyond words.
With love and gratitude,
In The Midst