Well it has been a busy day and busy night, not even a leisurely lunch break where I could at least post a Tides update. I’m now behind two of those, the Tides lost the last game of their series against the Mud Hens 5-1 on Sunday in Toledo, made the tip back and lost to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6-4 on a game blown by recently brought up from AA pitchers. I have a couple of other things that I want to write but have not had time.
Tonight is very busy. We had a 27 year old man named Kenneth pass away after a courageous battle with cancer in which he and his family were beautiful examples of grace, touch all around them despite the nature of his illness and progression of the disease. From there I went to care for the family of a 2 year old who drowned and was resuscitated but the outlook for this young child is bleak. Finally I spent a long time with a dear lady who after a long struggle against heart and renal failure has decided not to undergo any heroic measures and may die in the next couple of days. I have known this women most of my tour here and I was able to make time just to sit with here and let her tell her story of faith and life, thoughts on heaven. She is a beautiful woman that has been a blessing to me even when I was going through the depths of my crisis in faith in 2008 and 2009.
Lord knows what the rest of the night might bring but I hope to get a little shuteye soon.