Fr. Steve’s updates

One said that though everyone here is dealing with cancer, there’s a very positive attitude in this place with lots of caring and, of course, HOPE.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I got the call from the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge today! After a referral from my radiologist and some waiting, a room opened up for me. I moved my belongings over and began to settle in to my home for the next five weeks. It does feel quite homey, even if there are 60 guest rooms in the facility!

Each of us has a comfortable room and space in the kitchen to store our food supplies. Many people travel home on weekends, so it’s been a little quiet, but I started to get to know some of the other residents. One said that though everyone here is dealing with cancer, there’s a very positive attitude in this place with lots of caring and, of course, HOPE.

I’ve known Gail, my aunt’s sister, since I could walk, and she now lives near the hospital. GailĀ invited me over for a home-cooked meal and some long overdue catching up conversation. The best part was chatting with everyone over the kitchen counter while many hands went into preparing a delightful meal.

Food always tastes best when shared with people you care about.

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 “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. How neet..a relative closeby. Well, you are that kind of person..a real people person..so that is always an asset..! It makes daily life a LOT more fun.!
    God knows that, and we are sure you are one of his favorite children, just because you do manage to have more real fun…! So sometimes he gives you some stairs to climb..or some mud to climb out of..then you just keep following Him..and having more fun..and we think God likes that a LOT.! It must be hard to be God sometimes..sooo we betcha He appreciates the
    joy you spread, for Him as well as others..!
    Hugs..Mia and Bob

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