where to send your notes and cards

Judging by the number of views on my recent blog posts I can easily say that a lot of you love our family and care about what’s happening with us right now. Gregg described it as a bittersweet time, which is certainly true. We are overwhelmed by gratitude for God’s provision through many of you generous folks who gave financially through Go Fund Me to make it even possible. You might not even want to give him the credit, but when we pray for his help and help comes, it wouldn’t feel right to assume otherwise. More of the “sweet” side is the very fact that Rachel made the cross-country journey so well. If only you could hear the joy she and John express when they look out the window at the scenery, see Oscar’s wonder that he is allowed to go out in the backyard without asking (though he does need to tell where he’s going). For the Oregon family the sweet is connected to proximity. We can be involved in “sitting” with Rachel (Erin is working on that schedule while Bethany works on the meal train) to give John some relief and freedom and can join them in the horror involved with the end of life. It is a privilege to be invited into such “sacred space,” as friend Abbie says.

I’m here now, which is such a sweet blessing. Rachel is a grateful and good-natured patient. We have to chide her for saying “I’m sorry” too often.

You don’t need any words to understand the “bitter” side.

Mainly I want to let you know where to mail hold-in-your-hand notes or cards to Rachel and/or John and/or Oscar. If you know the address of any of the ‘local” Macys, send to those addresses, in care of… and we will deliver them. Any others can mail to Newberg Friends Church at PO Box 487, Newberg, OR 97132. My coworker Denise will gladly hand them to me and I’ll deliver them.

These pictures will help you feel the “sweet.”

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If you squint this one won’t be fuzzy.

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Yoda came out from hiding. Check out his expression. Almost needs a caption.

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6 Responses to where to send your notes and cards

  1. Michele Ferrante says:

    Thank you for this.

  2. Naomi Fiordimondo says:

    Thank you for the update. Happy to be able to remain connected from afar.

  3. Ridgely says:

    Yoda: “Hey, what’chooo doin’ bro?

  4. Jim McArdle says:

    Thank you

  5. stretch1953 says:

    Such a beautiful family and you are all so very fortunate to have each other in good times and in bad.

  6. Greetings family & especially Rachel, I am so glad for the internet. I get much more communication done via the machine than via penmanship. Rachel, we are so glad you are back in your hometown #1 and #3. So Philly came in as #2, but it sounded like a place I would like to see. So much history on the other side of the country and wonderful people too. Sherry, thank you for your updates. I look forward to them. Janet has called me more than once in the a.m. to let me know there has been another post. We send our love from Boise. The pictures of Oscar on the
    “slack line (?)” is incredible. I don’t understand how they have that kind of balance. Your new-to-you home looks beautiful. And I loved the comment about Oscar being able to go outside and play on his own. So fun for kids his age. The 3 oldest grands were at our house this afternoon. Last night we had our siblings dinner plus a family of 4 who escaped from the Sudan and now are settling in here in Boise. So the table was long with 10 adults and 4 kids and 2 infants! Well, it’s almost midnight in Boise, so it’s time to stop for tonight. Love and prayers to you from Boise, Leane and our families

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