Our friends gathered

We got the diagnosis on a Monday, and Judi's surgery was scheduled for Friday. And people had expressed a desire to come over and see us that week. And so we started telling people to come over Wednesday night and we weren't quite sure what was going to happen. But we ended up with a Baptist, Jewish, Buddhist, Lutheran, Pagan prayer meeting where we sang some songs together and we gathered around Judi and prayed for her. It was a really wonderful time. It was a very tangible showing of the support that was there for both of us, and especially for Judi. It felt like we were doing something at a time when we felt so helpless.

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