Fr. Steve’s updates

I’m in no pain, but the chemo/radiation combo has drained me of any get up and go. I pray those who leave will find continued healing and new life.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I’m in no pain, but the chemo/radiation combo has drained me of any get up and go. So I’m paying attention to my body. I took three naps to get though the day.

After treatment I read a little, prayed as I could, but didn’t accomplish much of anything else. While hard to accept at times, my main job right now is to rest and let the medicine take its course.

Being a Friday, a few more patients finished up their radiation, so I bid farewell to more folks today. In a short time here you become close, and I’ll know I’ll miss seeing the familiar faces around the kitchen table as we part. I pray those who leave will find continued healing and new life.

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.

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  1. We move through life, and it’s almost like being on a train. People get on and people get off…some ride with us longer than others. My close friend of 52 years suddenly got off last year. Her seat was right next to me, and it will never be filled again. Other empty seats have re-filled right away. Some passengers have hardly been noticed. But the train chugs on..until one day we reach our own destination. My cousin, Bette, has ridden the train for over 100 years. She isn’t ready to get off yet, and she is one of those you notice..! A lot! The ride is exciting for her, and like you, she enjoys knowing every one.
    We are glad you are on our train. It’s more fun since you are with us..!
    Hugs..Mia and Bob

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