Thank you all for the lovely sentiments and birthday wishes. I had such a nice birthday! My grandsons made the cutest cards and we laughed and laughed over them. A great dinner followed by a gourmet chocolate cake sent overnight express by a friend, topped with vanilla bean ice cream was so good.
Afterward the boys played on the computers while the rest of us sat in the living room singing old hymns of the faith, accompanied on the guitar and another stringed instrument by Tim and by my niece, Janet. You cannot imagine what it was like to see Tim strumming his guitar and singing with us, "What Can Wash Away My Sins? Nothing But The Blood of Jesus." I waited 20 years to see Tim sing and play like this again, with his eyes closed and worshipping the Lord. It was an hour I'll never forget. What a birthday present! Thank you, precious Jesus.
Andy is not doing well. Depression has hit hard as his doctor told him he can't drive again for 6 months and maybe not ever again. Norma is unable to drive so I don't know what they'll do. Andy will talk to his doctor in Boston to see how soon he can go back home. We're invited them to stay with us all winter if they like but he wants to go home when he can. I guess he'll have to resign his pastorate. Poor guy. Even the meds are hard to get used to, since he said they mess with his brain.
So sleepy. Thanks you again for your sweet wishes.
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.