another heartbreak


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.


2 responses »

  1. i’m so sorry to hear about your friend. i know with your kind heart you will find a way to be with them through this even though you aren’t close to them physically.

  2. Oh Anno I am so sorry to hear that. I will call you tomorrow. Sorry I didn’t answer today. Matakai and Olivia were napping and I was trying in vain to sleep too.

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