Saturday, August 1, 2009

Received a beatiful letter from an old friend today

I received a beautiful letter from Tim Freer, a Marquette friend and classmate. I actaully went to a dance with him, and in Peggy fashion, fell in the bathtub where all the beers were on ice. Not one of my finer moments! His colleagues were going down memory lane and "whatever happened to..?" and googled/facebooked my name and found my Facebook and this blog.

He then reached out and wrote me a great letter full of incredibly touching support, details of his college buddies and his family and career as Judge, in Riverside, California.

I was moved to tears. That this busy man took the time to write me and tell me he and his wife and staff are part of my "team" of prayers is just beyond humbling.

I will of course write to him and express my overwhelming gratitude. I did call Kirsten, my college friend who blessed me last week by coming from Milwaukee to Elmhurst to spend a few precious hours with me. Kirsten was at the Marquette reunion last week and we also brought up Tim and his sister Camille.

So, once again, the love and blessings are abundant in my life. I am so humbled.


1 comment:

  1. Peggy,

    I received a call from Tim Freer yesterday and he told me about your blog and fight with cancer. I'm Craig Swanson, another of your old Marquette friends. I know too many people with cancer, it just doesn't seem fair. I don't know why these things happen, but I do believe they happen for a reason. Maybe that reason is to allow someone else to reach out and help you and in turn help them grow as a person. I think God put us on this earth to prepare us for what comes next. As I look up at the sky on a star filled night, I realize how large the universe is and that we cannot even begin to understand it. I wish I had some comforting words that would tell you everything will be alright. Lean on your family and friends, keep your faith in God and find peace and happiness in your life.

    You will be in my payers.

    Craig Swanson