10 August 2009

Bring me little water, Sylvie

I started this post over a week ago, during the time when I sent out my battle cry for prayers. This was the song in my heart the day that we fasted together and I'm singing it again right now. I dedicate it to you. Of course there's a story that goes with it, but that's going to have to wait a little longer till I have time to finish writing it out—maybe later today, maybe Wednesday. Meanwhile, I'll just say this—when I let my little world know about this cancer scare Rob and I are facing and asked for support, one of my brothers-in-law was quick to respond and commit his family of six to carrying buckets of love and faith and healing effort to help put out this fire. Suddenly I saw in my mind's eye an entire "village" of family and friends and caring neighbors turning out and forming one big beautiful bucket brigade. I can't tell you how it touched me.

We are all part of each other's bucket brigades, and I love that. I'm here to help you put out your fires and you're here to help me put out mine. And if the flames turn out to be stronger than we are, we can at least roast marshmallows and make s'mores.

When I came across this song last weekend I listened to it a zillion times, and laughed and cried. I thought of you. This song's for you!

(Characteristically rambling story to come later, I promise.)

P.S. THANK YOU, darling C Jane, and THANK YOU, Red Apple Cottage for treating me and my sweet to a night in San Pete! I'm thrilled!)

13 comments:

Jory Dayne said...

Geo, you are — in a very real way — one of the best people I know. Hope good news is on its way!

Kalli Ko said...

Loved that! I'll be in your bucket brigade anytime and always.

xo

Chemical Billy said...

What a lovely start to the day. Thank you, Geo. You're all that & more.

c.

john said...

Georgia,

I hope that you come out well, health wise and otherwise. You are a beautiful person.

I recently found out that an old friend of mine has a crazy cancer (whats-up-with-ross.blogspot.com/).

It Rains, it Pours, etc...

JBobo

Kristi said...

Congrats on the giveaway! Enjoy!

Tara McCausland said...

Love you, Georgia! That's a very cool song. Thanks for sharing your wonderful self and this experience with us. You're an inspiration to me.:)

wendy said...

Ditto to what Jory said. Really.

I love the bucket brigade and that song truly made me cry.

I love you!

wendy said...

p.s.--I mentioned you on my blog recently--I think you'd like to see this!

http://ohwhatabeautiful.blogspot.com/2009/07/use-it-up-wear-it-out-make-it-do-or-go.html

Melody said...

The imagery of fires and water .. . perfect. Let's sing together sometime, Geo. Love you.

P.S. Lichti's a good doc too. Sometimes has a poor bedside manner, but excellent surgeon. And take the delay in schedule as a good sign. If they rushed you in the next day, well, it usually means bad news. Hang in there and keep breathing easy.

Melody said...

P.P.S. What you said about owing notes or whatever -- You don't owe nobody nothin'. You ARE the gift.

c jane said...

That was the best thing I've seen all day.

sue-donym said...

Lovely. Just like you.

leah said...

I am not sure that I have visited you blog before, its lovely, just like you and Rob - you are two beautiful people. I am wishing you the best. I am also so glad you won the stay at the inn.
Leah Miller Grow