Please pray with me for my beautiful freshman roommate Amy's family,
as they gather with her dad as he valiantly completes his nine-year battle with cancer.
She and her three sisters have all flown in, and they and their husbands are surrounding her parents with love, laughter, and the joy of her two oldest sisters' babies.
Such a happy and proud dad, as she married James this September.
(No idea who that awkward laughing
bridesmaid in the back is.)
Few men have loved their girls so much or raised such good ones,
and in great sadness there is so much gratitude for a sweet legacy of faith, love, and commitment to family.
I'm head-shaking amazed, as I have been for the last six years, by this girl and her family's ability to laugh and find silliness and joy and happiness in being together (something about him not really being able to talk, but laughing when he overheard them making fart jokes?).
The Ames face has not changed in the last 23 years.
Freshman orientation at Wheaton. He was a very patient chauffeur on our thrice-daily Target runs that week.
Please pray for no pain for Michael,
and for comfort and peace that passes understanding for Amy's sweet mom and the sisters.