My mother excitedly rang me this morning to tell me that another one of Chip's bodily functions has returned. Since she got sick more than a year ago (btw, in case I forgot to update you before, we've zeroed in on hyperthyroidism and it seems she's had it for a long time), she has become irregular in many of the normal functions we often take for granted. To spare my sister's blushes, I won't say which functions have been resumed, but regaining them is definitely a good sign that she's on her way to getting better. It has been/is a long journey, but God's goodness is evident every step of the way. I continue to include Chip in my prayer requests and it's my fervent wish that we get to travel together again soon.