I’ve been thinking a lot about friends lately. This past Friday, June 12th would have been Tom’s 25th anniversary at his job had he not had to retire due to his cancer. Where he worked has a lot of people that have been there for decades and he made some really good friends while working there. Last Thursday evening, a bunch of them drove up to Pond Creek to see him and visit with him out in the yard. Several just drove by and waved, but a few of them stopped and came up to talk to him. It was a really nice evening for him (for both of us really). And although it wore him out, I think it was a good worn out. Throughout Tom’s entire illness, we have been so blessed with friends and family helping take care of us. I don’t think you really realize how many friends you have until you’re faced with a crisis. I can’t say we’ve lost any friends through this, but we have definitely gained several friends and strengthened relationships with others. It has been one of the blessings of this situation and one I choose to focus on a lot when things are especially tough.
So thank you to all of our friends and family. We truly appreciate you and thank God for you!