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Church this morning. Schlotzsky’s for lunch. I’m going to stay home tonight. Today was hard for me.
Today during the service, one of our members was singing the special music. His wife went down to the front where we have kneeling benches, so she could pray, and you could see that she was crying hard. I saw her shoulders moving. I immediately wanted to go to her and put my arms around her and pray with her. But I kept thinking, with me in my “crippled by surgery”state right now, it would be too distracting for me to hobble over there with my walker.
But I kept hearing God tell me to go to her. So I did. I’m glad I did. She is struggling with her mom being very ill. Her mom will probably not make it much longer. And yesterday, they discovered her mom’s house had been broken into. Her mom is in the hospital right now, so she was not home. It was gang activity. They stole her mom’s jewelry, including a 3 carat diamond ring she had inherited from an aunt. Her son had been staying there, and he had his 5 electric guitars stolen. They also spray painted the walls with gang symbols.
They are the people we ate lunch with today.
When I went down front with Mary Ellen, Beth and Ashley were hoping I was not going to try to kneel next to her I cringe at the thought.