Thank you for checking in on Shane tonight. Today was one of those days where I need about 4 days to sit back, reflect, and let it all sink in. So many amazing things transpired (all positive) all through the course of the day that I sit here feeling very overwhelmed, grateful, and extremely humbled. It all centers around the outpouring of love from some tremendous friends and the courageous approach and mind set of Shane as he is rising up to take on a pretty daunting task, taking head on the physical challenges that are ahead of him as well as trying to find Gods plan for his life.
This morning my Pastor from Florida who now resides in PA made a special trip up here to spend time with Gail and I. After driving over 5 hours we shared a couple of hours sharing our hearts and exchanging words of encouragement talking about the journey of the last 6 weeks and frankly the last 5 years. We all then spent a couple of hours with Shane: what a powerful time together in counsel, sharing, and finally prayer. After leaving the hospital we finished up our visit back at our house prior to Win (our Pastor) driving back home to PA. Win pastors a congregation in PA and him and Stephanie his wife are raising a wonderful family of 2 daughters and a son of ages 5,7,9. Despite his very full schedule and obligations he took the time to devote the entire day to us; words can’t describe our gratitude.
We then spent some time with our dear friends Chris and Lori discussing next steps with Shane’s progress and future needs. Our dear friends Dave, Denise, and their son Ryan brought dinner down to the hospital and we all spent the next couple of hours dining, fellowshipping, and visiting together and with Shane. The spread of food was amazing and the love shared incredible. To say this was a full day is simply an understatement. Gail and I feel overwhelmed, thankful, somewhat speechless, and humbled with all of the expressions of thoughtfulness that have been expressed to us and our family; thank you!!!
Shane is an amazing young man with some pretty amazing things happening in his life despite what appears to be some very difficult circumstances; please continue to pray.