Here's a picture of Mat on his birthday (two weeks ago), blowing out his candles with Ian's help. This picture is the only documentation we have of his hairless phase. It's been about six weeks since Mat's last chemo treatment, and he's letting his hair grow back in!
We're enjoying the last week before Mat's surgery -- doing home repairs. We really know how to have a good time.
In all honesty, we watched the entire first season of Lost on DVD over the last two weeks before doing any work ... Don't start it unless you have a lot of spare time. I liked a quote from one of the show's characters, a religious woman: "There's a fine line between faith and denial. It's better on my side." I can relate.
The thought for today is from something the great philosopher, Mat Burnett, talked about yesterday during fast and testimony meeting. His latest hospital roommate, an elderly man with a heart condition who complained a lot, inadvertently taught him the importance of gratitude.
In reflecting on this lesson, he said: "We're not entitled to a lot of the things we think we're entitled to. The things we are entitled to are a lot more important."
Discuss amongst yourselves.