we found out today that our friend Richard Reimer has a cancerous growth on his lung. Richard has been the Lutheran chaplain at the University of Alberta for many years, and has been a mentor and a friend. He walked Sean and I through our premarital counselling. He is a man who laughs and plays with the best of them, somehow tirelessly doing campus ministry for years on end. He is a lovely man, who quickly cuts to the chase when it is time to be present for someone in a more serious fashion.
Richard’s wife Dana is the woman who introduced me to amber (those of you who know me well know it is the only jewellery I wear), and is an inspiration of creativity combined with guts. She is very present in her physical self, embodying a sort of confidence that I rarely encounter.
please pray for them as they enter this phase of their lives together. if you aren’t a prayer, send a positive thought or two. and if you have any ideas of how to tangibly support people going through a medical crisis when they live in a different city, please feel free to share that in the comment section.