Monday, May 5, 2008

New Blood Type

Dori's blood type has officially switched from O+ to A-. This happened sometime between the last two clinic visits. What a miracle.

Dori, the kids and I spent the weekend in Beersheba Springs on the Cumberland Plateau. We were joined by sister Anne and husband Stephen. Dori said she feels great several times. I fit in a good hike, and several of us teamed to conquer a difficult puzzle. I'll blog and post photos later about the weekend, but we enjoyed a nice break.

Please keep my friend Beth Fortune and her family in your prayers. Her mother, Becky, passed away Saturday. Becky endured a lot this past year. Her obituary is supposed to be in today's Tennessean. Beth, I am thinking of you often and offering prayers of thanks for all your mother's wonderful works. I know you take comfort knowing she lived a life that made our Lord proud.

Cousin Laura in New York ran a 1:52:11 half marathon on Long Island this weekend. That's a great time, just over an 8:30/mile pace. Great job, Laura.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Dear Jim- your writing is so fantastic to read...I will check in with your blog now is so inspiring to read your blog and your races especially from Saturday the 27th. You've captured the heart of why most people run marathons. It was such an honor to be around the people I ran with yesterday and to understand runners like yourself; they included 9-11 rescue workers, ladder companies, veterans, heart disease causes, children;s cancers, and so many others. Keep up the great work you and Dori are doing- the heroic effort is more than contagious! Love, Laura