|Mother, Frances, and my youngest brother, Lowell|
|Debbie and Dewain and Me after a meal at Cracker Barrell|
|Two wonderful meals that my neice, Jean Hamilton prepared and brought for me.|
I thank God for my Family. We are close friends and spend time together regularly. Any excuse for a party (Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years,) brings us together at some one of our homes or in a restaurant where we socialize, tell stories (some true, some embellished), tell jokes, maybe sing awhile, pray together and enjoy one another's company.
One of Frances' neices (Jean Moore) lives here in Cleveland, TN where her husband Rick teaches Old Testament at Lee University. She is an RN and works with hospice. She is a twin and has another sister and a brother. Frances and I have always enjoyed all of her siblings as we have watched them grow from the time they were born. With her busy schedule - she still found time to come check on her Uncle Fred when I first came home from the major surgery in November. Then - a few nights ago - she and Rick came by and delivered the delicious meal that you see laid out on our kitchen stove. What a sweetheart she is.
|Mamaw, Dewain, Frances, Frank, Elizabeth are Frances' family visiting in our home.|
Sometimes I like solitude. I enjoy being alone for two to three days at a time now and then. Some of you know of my love for the out-of-doors and that I go to the mountains alone and spend time there reading and thinking and praying when I'm not hunting or fishing. But I love being with my family and close friends. When you are in a crisis, your family and friends really matter (or at least I can say it seems to me that they matter) more than ever. Tomorrow, as I go for my second chemo-therapy treatment, my closest minister friend (Dr. E.L. Williams) will be driving for me. It's thirty miles to the treatment center. He will spend about 8 hours of his valuable time waiting on me. I am a blest man to have such a wonderful family and friends.
|Me and My Siblings|
|Dr. Ed Williams, delivering "Meals on Wheels"|
|Ed and Me|