So sorry to be away so long…and I can only type for a second.

Might I beg your prayers?  I’ve spent the past week in excrutiating pain.  I had an MRI this afternoon (a decidedly unpleasant experience for the claustrophobic!) and will probably need surgery to remove a ruptured disc in my spine.  There simply aren’t words to describe this level of pain…if you’ve ever been through it, then I’m sure you understand.

Please keep my dear Clementine in your prayers as well.  She’s had her own ups and downs this week and could really use your prayers.