I’m slowly taking steps towards rejoining the world of the living. It’s kind of wonderful.

Financially, me being sick now is the worst thing that could have happened. In terms of stress, it’s also the worst thing that could have happened this year.

But, last night, my church held a benefit concert to raise money to pay for my continued treatments. Our best friends/adopted family members, Jo-Mari and Bradley, our Choir Director and Organist, put together a wonderful concert of American composers for Flag Day, and the concert was incredible. We are so completely blessed to have had such wonderful people surrounding us with their love and prayers during these last terrible months, and last night reinforced that.

We are feeling so incredibly grateful. We are feeling so loved. We are feeling like we can get through this.

It’s living while we’re alive that’s important. And right now, we’re alive. Let’s live.