Wednesday night. The past few days have been full. Sunday Jim and I went to church and heard a wonderful sermon and beautiful music. It fed my soul. After church we walked over to Times Square to see what looked good at the discount ticket booth — we decided on a matinee showing of “Rain.” Rob and Ashley met us at the theater, and we all enjoyed the experience of The Beatles and their music. Since singing along was encouraged, that’s just what we did — very fun!
Monday morning was Rob’s appointment with the orthopedic oncologist, the surgeon who will be doing his surgery next week. We feel that Rob will be in very skilled & capable hands. After the appointment, we walked over to Madison Square Garden to the Westminster Dog Show — what a fun experience that was, being the dog fans that we are. We stayed through the afternoon and then decided to go home to watch the evening events on TV. Since Westminster continues for two days, we planned to return. Yesterday we got there early in order to see some of our favorite breeds in the show ring. The day was very fun, then we left for dinner, returning for the Best of Show events in the evening. It was just so cool to be there! But, our favorite part was walking around in the “benching area” — a true behind-the-scenes look at the dogs — seeing the preparations of the dogs for the show ring, watching the way the groomers tend to them, and talking with some of the handlers and/or owners about their various dogs. It was up-close-and-personal, and very cool!
Today was spent doing paperwork (handling billing issues, etc.). Tonight, Ashley and Rob went to a neighborhood pub for dinner, while Jim and I went to dinner and a play with some friends whom we have not seen in many years! We went to see “Jersey Boys” — the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — great music, once again!
Tomorrow morning I’ll go along with Rob to his appointment for the pre-surgical stuff. I’m not sure what all that will entail, but we’ll just show up and follow the directions. So many of the details of this medical whirlwind in which we’ve been immersed have been revealed only as we’ve lived through them. Unlike at Westminster, we don’t have a behind-the-scenes view of life! Strange as this may sound, not knowing much & being a little bit in the dark is beginning to feel acceptable and normal. It’s another opportunity to put faith to work: do I trust God to handle the things that only He knows will be happening tomorrow? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Isaiah 12:2 — I trust you to save me, LORD God, and I won’t be afraid. My power and my strength come from you, and you have saved me.