to my sister (26), my lovely Kiwi friend, Jemma (26), and my sister-in-law Christine (27).
How wonderful are the people in my church? The youth group came over to celebrate my sister's birthday on the 26th. Chip wasn't supposed to have a party this year, considering, but she ended up having one. It was really fun, a chaos of hulahoops, flowers, giant cards, stuffed toys, baby squeals, whoopee cushions, just really loud general merriment, but I think the kids made my sister remember how loved she really is.
Chip's best friend from high school came over straight from work (and he was to go back to work straight from our house - the life of a segment producer it seems) and they spent a lot of time together talking. I suppose they did talk about what Chip is going through, but when I had the chance to eavesdrop, this was how the conversation was going...
Chip: The initials were LL.
Cris: Ha? I don't know that one. What did they say?
Chip: Da who...
Chip was quizzing him on showbiz blind items. A light moment in the middle of this difficult time.:)
Please continue to pray for my sister, not only for her health, but also for her emotional and mental state. This sickness has been very demoralizing for her.