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9.15.2010

Praying For A Friend

Olive Tree told me about her soon-to-be grandfather a couple weeks ago, right around the time he proposed to her grandmother.
I hadn't heard anything else, so I thought things might be OK for now.

Yesterday, I was at church from 6-9 in the evening for choir and handbells. 
I wasn't there to get her call when she rang my house.
But I got her message, and that's when I knew something was wrong.
Anyone who is friends in real life with her knows this:

She's not one for leaving messages like this: 
"Hey Cornet Crazie! If you can just give me a call back, that would be great. Bye!"

No, Olive Tree is one who forgets that it's a message and not a phone call.
Her messages are usually really long and rambling. And it wasn't like that.

And so when I found out what was wrong it was like a punch in the stomach.

I had never met Dodge, but I know what it's like to lose someone you love to cancer.

Hey. It's only been May since I went through this.

Pray for Olive. Pray for her grandmother. Pray for Dodge. Pray for their family.

5 comments:

Eldarwen said...

I read about that on Olivia's blog. How sad. I'm praying!

♠Speed♠ said...

Poor Dodge. :( Also on your 'Praying For' gadget, could you write Silverleaf's name on it? You can visit The Lives of Swirly and Speed for a post about it :(

Something terrible has happened. :(

Shelley said...

I'll pray! :)

Alex said...

I am praying for everyone. Just a year ago, my grandmother passed away. I know what it's like to loose someone.

carlotta said...

I read Olive Tree's post a few days ago, and it broke my heart. Praying for her and her family.