I just want to thank you all for the words of encouragement and the prayers offered on behalf of Praise and me during this past arduous week. The weeks aren't all usually that hectic---it seemed like everything happened at once. I really haven't had a chance to read this thread before now, although Praise read portions of it to me as we were dropping off to sleep each night. Having done what I do over the course of the last 21 years, I've learned a little something about trying to keep a balance, and I've learned that grace helps to carry me at those times when I wonder if it will be physcially possible to go on...but I am sure grateful for all your support and encouragement.
As you may know, Praise and I spent the last two days at a clergy conference---these are usually a glorious opportunity to skip what's being presented and catch up on sleep...something which we both did!
Thanks, and may God keep you all!