News of Tad's surgery:
I was just at the hospital keeping Karen company when the surgeon called to say Tad had come through surgery just fine and the he had been able to perform both knee replacements (there had been some doubt since Tad had come down with bronchitis over the weekend). Karen seemed vastly relieved, understandably.Belated thanksgiving for the 26th anniversary of JohnBear and Raven, plus continuing prayers for JohnBear's participation in a clinical trial that may bring good health news to him. He is home now.
I am sure she and Tad would value your continued prayers for his complete recovery.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of my uncle John who died last night. My cousins need your prayers.
This is also, IIRC, the anniversary of the death of my ex's mother, Anne. A couple of days from now is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Victor.
Tomorrow is the funeral of Samantha who used to work at the Forest Service. I worked with her brother for a while and their mother is still one of my coworkers. Please hold the entire family in your prayers.
May they all rest in peace and rise in glory.
Holy Blasius and Ansgarius, pray for us.