The faculty of making stupid discoveries by accident. The name of my first Fantasy Football Team. Neither of which have anything to do with this blog. I just like the word. Deal with it !!!!!!
I don’t usually ask for favours…
…but today I am making an exception.
Any of you that know me well know that I am not a religious person in the true sense of the word. I believe in God but I find organized religion, no matter of what persuasion, very hard to swallow – and did so even back when I could swallow. And, for reasons I am not willing to discuss here, I have some problems with my “God”. One reason I will state for the record is I am not even sure “who” my “God” is. Oh sure, mom was a Sunday School teacher (of the Presbyterian flavour) and we went every Sunday morning, but at the ripe old age of 9 when I began to question things…well let’s just say that my questions were met with raised eyebrows and answers that I never believed but knew enough to keep my mouth shut and question more!
I am not totally ignorant about religion. I have read the St. James version of the Bible on more than one occassion. The first time was in 1986 when I spent the better part of a summer hanging around the Ross Craig Funeral Home on Queen Street in Toronto. No I was not into Funeral Homes but I had 3 family deaths that summer and the best I can come up with is that it was a good thing that it was air conditioned. It was very difficult to read – so for my birthday that year I asked for a version that was in Plain English and my brother Jim obliged with my very own copy so I could return my mother’s. I didn’t pick it up again until 1988 when my Grandfather died. Looking for comfort and answers, it failed miserably on both points. It had neither so it was tucked away. Later that year I picked it up again and re-read it. I still found no answers and little comfort, but to this day there are passages I can quote, chapter and verse. They are not the quotes you hear everyday, but they are relavent for me and to me that is all that matters. But I digress…(as usual LOL)
Tomorrow someone that I care very much about and have a deep respect for is going to undergo surgery. This will be her second surgery in as many months. The results from the pathology tests from the first surgery were not at all what any of us expected and the pathology report from this surgery will determine the course of action going forward.
On March 30th my friend Doris will receive a portion of her son Adam’s liver in the hopes that it will regenerate itself and make her well again. I hadn’t seen Doris or her family for a very long time and got the opportunity to reconnect with them just before Christmas only to find out that she too was very sick.
So my favour to ask of you is this. Anyone who reads here today, whether I know you or not, if you are a person who at any point during the day or at night when you lay your head down asks for someone to be watched over, protected, blessed or whatever you ask for please include my friends Jean and Doris in those prayers. They are both awesome women with awesome families.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.