A day of sorrow, and a day of joy

Friday, December 10, 2010

A day of sorrow, and a day of joy.

Daily we remember in prayer all our deceased benefactors, and their loved ones who grieve their loss. Today death hit closer to home. The husband of one of our staff members died. A 14 month battle with cancer came to an end today for Bob. Our prayers and condolences certainly go out to the family. His wife Glenda has spent many years sorting out all the clothes and boxes that are sent to St. Joseph’s.

This evening, in a ceremony downtown at St. James church, our Rec Center coordinator Bryan was married to Melissa. A nice crowd of fellow employees celebrated with the happy couple, and our chaplain Fr. Anthony presided over the ceremony. I got off easy and only had to say the meal grace at the reception. I enjoy such gatherings because I get to meet extended family, and discover kinship relations between people I know, and make new connections as well. After the toasts from the maid of honor and best man, some friends lit a fireworks display outside the banquet hall windows – a first with a wedding for me.

 

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “A day of sorrow, and a day of joy”

  1. I would like to offer my condolences to Glenda in the loss of her husband Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with her.
    Teddy Brennan

  2. Love and prayers to Glenda. Not the best time of year for such a loss..but..there probably is no good time for it, either.
    Maybe, just a “right” time.
    Congratulations to the happy couple…and all’s well that ends well…maybe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful family with us..!Hugs..
    Mia and Bob

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