I saw my brother yesterday, which would normally be a good thing. Actually, it was still a good thing, but the reason he's here is not. He received emergency leave from his mobilizing Guard unit to return, with his family, to visit his father in law, Don. I picked up the entire family at the airport and drove them up to Alma yesterday.
Don, after a long battle with cancer--a fight he was expected to lose early last year--is in his last days. Don was also my high school principal, a good man and a devout Catholic. Prayers for him, his wife and children, as well as my niece and nephew, who have to see their beloved "Bumpa" with tubes and a shadow of his former self.