I just got news that my cousin, who was having a mass removed from his lung this morning, does NOT have cancer!!!! Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!!! They did remove a lobe of his lung because it had a fungus in it, and if they just removed that mass, it could present problems with that lobe in the future. He will be in intensive care a few days, then in a regular room a few days, then home to recuperate!!! Thank you for your prayers.
Now, for the surprising generosity!! See that bicycle in the background of this photo? (Yes, that is me) Walmart let us borrow it for our program Sunday night. That in itself was a big surprise for me. I just took a chance and called to ask. The manager was very friendly and his response was, "When can you come to get it?"
Well, my husband actually picked it up. They gave him a receipt that showed that we didn't owe anything on the bike. They told him to be sure and hold on to it so that when he brought the bike back they would know that it had been a loaner. Well, my husband gave me the receipt and of course, I lost it!! So, I called Walmart and asked to speak to the same manager. He said that we didn't need the receipt, and by the way, "That bicycle belongs to you and your church to do whatever you want with it." I was blown away to say the least. We are taking it to the local police department which heads up the Toys for Tots here.
And here's our live Christmas tree!!! I didn't post a picture of the tree costume that I made when I posted the puppet costume pictures. This young man is a "ham" and a half!!! He asked if he could be the tree. I was thinking we would just use an artificial one, but I thought, "Why not?" He is so funny, smart, and cute!! He is a real trooper, too. Guess what's under the tree making it stand out? My daughter's crinoline that she wore under her wedding dress!!! The other children came out and decorated him at the beginning of the program!! I also sewed tubing into the bottom to make it stand out some. It just wasn't enough.
I almost have the bride dress-up gown done. I need to get with it!!!
Are you ready ...
3 hours ago