God has been so good to us during this time. Gary and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this summer. Last year we had decided that we would save for a trip to Alaska, preferably a cruise and then a little time to visit with some relatives and friends who live there. We had a good start to our savings when the medical disaster hit. The two-years worth (Dec. '15 and Jan. '16) of out-of-pocket medical expenses more than swallowed our savings. We resolved that Alaska was not possible, but to my surprise, a friend set up a "Go Fund Me" account (https://www.gofundme.com/v6kxzazg) to send me on that trip as well as help with medical expenses. I was humbled as money came in, that people wanted to help with someone else's dream, as well as help with the many medical expenses. I want to thank each and every one of you that contributed to that fund. It is such a blessing! God also provided Gary and I a temp side job of helping some relatives prepare for an estate sale, which also helps our Alaska savings.
Thanks you! I am looking forward to seeing God's beautiful country!
Also, thank you for all the prayers and words of encouragement from all around the world. People I don't even know say they are praying for me. I am blessed and I hope in turn I can be a blessing to others as well.