THUMBS UP and FULL OF GRACE
I wrote a blog about this incredible man as he faced open heart surgery and so many of you responded with love, admiration and support for him. Thank you from Hap and our entire family.
Short of one week in the hospital, Hap headed home with my daughter Brooke, driving and smiling bigger than I have ever seen-- except maybe when she walked down the aisle to marry him ten years ago.
He made it! He did it! That aneurysm is gone and a new life begins. He and my daughter are in quarantine for the next 6 weeks, or longer. Their two children, Gray and Parker, flew to Orlando with me so that Hap could return home from the hospital to a sanitized home to recuperate and hide from the Coronavirus. It will take weeks for his immune system to return to normal.
Hap faced his crisis with Grace. What we have witnessed in him is possible for all of us. At our core we are grace, we are peace and we are wise.
IF WE ARE COMMITTED TO FOLLOWING THE SAFETY GUIDELINES SET OUT BEFORE US, WE WILL COME THROUGH THIS WITH THUMBS UP and FULL OF GRACE, JUST LIKE HAP.
Grace is not just that prayer we say before a meal... it is a way of Life. It is a way of Being. It's easy to recognize Grace in the people you meet. For instance, those people in your life that are just beautiful to be around; and, in the light that seems to glow from someone for no reason at all; or, in the peace that is present in someone regardless of their circumstances; or, that awesome and sincere way they connect with you; and, the way you feel inside just thinking of them. Just knowing them gives you hope and faith in the fact that life is unfolding just as it should and it's all ok.
Grace is peace, trust, knowing, allowing, accepting, love, mercy, calm, confident, surrendering and wise. May we all be filled with GRACE in the coming months, always and forever more.
Thank you Hap for teaching us so much. We love you.