Saturday, September 14, 2019
Yesterday was a busy day for us both. It was a cooler and much more pleasant day with lower humidity. Anne was in Board meeting from 9:00-5:00 and Max was helping people get their RV’s parked. By evening we were both tired but still enjoyed the cool evening temperature for really nice walking.
Today was another beautiful sunny and not so hot day. We were up early and got to experience a beautiful sunrise on this morning’s walk. We then drove to Indiana for the celebration of life of our dear NOMADS friend Mary Alice Collins. Those of you that have been following our blog since the early days of our NOMADS work will remember her as the lady who lost both her feet and all her fingers on both hands after a horrible episode of sepsis. That was 4 years ago. She subsequently was able to learn to use prosthetic legs and aids for her hands so that she could continue to make her award winning pies and cakes. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 3 years ago and as with the sepsis she fought a good fight. She continued to share her love of her Savior, her love of her family and her love for everyone she met. When she asked you how you were doing you knew she really cared how you were doing. She continued to always have a smile on her face. We were able to spend some time with her husband and children today. We laughed, we cried a little and celebrated her life well lived. Rest in Peace, dear friend. We know you are celebrating in heaven. As her son Kurt told us, God must have wanted some pie. Kurt recommended He try the caramel.