This has been a whirlwind of a week. I’m heading to Columbus this morning for “Just Claim It,” a youth/young adult event of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and a board meeting on Friday for Adventist Christian Fellowship (our ministry to students at secular colleges and universities).
I just got home at 1 a.m. this morning, after an unplanned family trip to Vermont. Joy’s father, Reg Cheney, had a massive stroke last Friday. It looked like he would pass quickly, but after a few days in the hospital he’s been transferred to a nursing home. It should just be a matter of days or weeks. Ironically, the nursing home is the old Rutland hospital, where Joy and her brother were born.
And after I get home tomorrow night … we leave in the morning to go to San Antonio for the weekend. I’ll get two weeks without travel, and then have to go to Idaho with my National Guard unit for annual training.
Hanging over us is the awareness that the call to return to Vermont could come at any time.