I come from a musical family. My mother used to say in her family the only excuse for not doing supper dishes was practicing your musical instrument. My grandmother did a lot of dishes as my mother and siblings found themselves strongly motivated to practice after dinner.
Doctors were able to operate aggressively. Gary and his wife praise God for the series of events that moved them to Minnesota and access to the best that the Mayo clinic has to offer. For three and a half years Gary has undergone cutting edge treatments. Much of that time he was able to continue working, and when he had to quit, he volunteered at the local hospital. Through it all he has shown tremendous faith in God and desire to live or die for God’s glory.
About Christmas time he began to go down hill—not from the tumor itself but from the effects of long-term treatment. The decision was made to go into hospice. Last week his Lord welcomed him home. Many of the extended family are coming to the service Friday afternoon. What music has Gary requested? Congregational singing of Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus." We may just start a new family tradition.