Dear vinay, and the wonderful human beings on Gather! Barb ran home after work, took care of her husband and came by here and read all those offers of prayer. Barb does not cry, but she could not speak. I saw her tear up and she smiled. It has made her day, and given her back some focus. She is strong, but everyone gets tired and she was. Now she is on her way home to tell Jerry and all the family.
Vinay, I could'nt speak when she read your poem. It was lovely, and it lifted her so much! You are such a friend to do what you have done. The world is a better place for all of us because you are in it. The Lord works in strange ways, and when I commented on your poem, about the spheres, I thought of the Native Americans, and their circle, of marriage and the ring, and I thought of Barb, who is so alone, and now she is encircled in her heart and mind by you, and the friends you called on. She will be back, as she works at 6:00 am tommorrow, and then she has the WALK-A-THON for Jerry,
She told me she made around $500.00 for Jerry last nite, and her tips today, and then she hopes to get enough to buy this next months food for him..
She has food for the heart, and when she is able to, she will be on here with her own words for all of you, and pictures of Jerry and his family. She needed to hear that people far away care so much. She knows the Valley situation right now, and feels bad to have to ask, but I tell her it is ok. Any mother would do it before she let her child die for lack of "just the money'.
Your prayers and sweet words will carry her thru her work day, I am to write down as much as I can for her. She will be back for all of you. She is a beautiful person, and so is Jerry and his wife, and children.
Again, I thank you from the soul, and I know when she can she will thank you herself.I want you all to know you lifted someone up to night, who is just near breaking, now she is going to go on again, with new hope, and the thought that all of you are behind her. She and her family are not just a statistic this nite, they were in your hand's and look what you did!!
Prayer's from me for all of you, that you do not ever lose the capability to care, and to exspress it. You saved someone to nite, God love all of you!! Ellen B