Thursday, December 01, 2005

A Gift

A family in Philadelphia just made a donation in my honor to Sloan Kettering where I receive my cancer treatments. This is a couple I have known through my campus ministry and I married them quite a few years ago. They are the great parents of triplets - 2 girls and a boy. The hospital notified me of the gift and I was very moved by the love and appropriateness of the gift. I will call them them this weekend and tell them that some people who know me are a bit miffed at Sloan for keeping me going so long but they are the welcome exception :). In fact, I will thank them very profoundly for their thoughtfulness now and over the years. Their thoughtfulness and kindness sets a real tone for early Advent.