So many things to worry about. Maybe, you too, find yourself going through these same feelings of anxiety as my mommy and daddy. As of now, daddy is still working, trying to plan to get time off from work. He is pretty sure he will get time off but the time off will be without pay. Only also, if he gets everyone to sign and approve all the paperwork. We are still waiting for the surgery date and when to leave for California, but it is Christmas time and a lot of people are away for the holidays including Doctors and their surgical teams. So finances were a big burden–as they are even now for my parents. Not knowing how the bills will be paid, see Daddy said to me, “Son–even if the world was to end–these bills still will keep coming in the mailbox, never failing to be on time.” Surgery will take about three weeks and driving there will take several days. That is, if everything was to go perfect. Even daddy’s benefits would have to be paid by him, though no income was coming in during this time. Hardships everywhere, but my Daddy is such a good man. He smiled and really didn’t allow the family to worry too much about it, though he did try to be frugal always. His faith is what kept him going, and so many people had helped build his faith. We wish to thank them here.
Special thanks to Jim and Noreen, Theresa, The Gabbert Family, The Chamberlin family, Mrs. Julia, Miss Fernandez, the Hiller Family and so many special others…
Daddy is a member of the Knights of Columbus – Council 2014. See, Daddy had lost a lot of time from work while I was born and having to go to the doctors–so many of them, and they had helped and that money allowed the bills to be caught up.
We had so many families come by, MYSTERIOUSLY helping us as well. How to thank them, we hope this space here will let them know how much we appreciated them and their help:
– Daddy’s prayer group: Friends of Divine Mercy, St. Paul’s Church, Nampa .
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Nampa, came by and also helped us and continue to help, even today! If it wasn’t for Jim and Noreen and this Society, we would not have made it at all to California or survived. Thank you!!!
So many prayers being said, from the entire church, I am getting ready to join to my Daddy’s prayer group, friends and family, and the Association of Marian Helpers. I feel so loved! THANK YOU to each of you for your graciousness and friendship. It will not go unremembered!