Many of you have included Allison (my sister-in-love) in your religious or secular prayers and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. I now ask you to include Tumurbaatar Sumiya, husband of my new accomplice Soyumba who is taking over the night shift (Mayra and Natta are still with me in the daytime and my friends help on Sundays.)
Tumurbaatar has lymphoma and the young couple has 2 children - a 12 yr old back in Mongolia and a 2 yr old here in the US. She tells me that some days she is hopeful and positive but some days she just can’t believe how unfair life is. “ Good people die young,” she tells me. “This is not fair.” I pull out my boiler-plate line “Do you want to be the one who picks who lives and who dies?” This never works so I should shut up already. Gerry’s response when I asked this was “YES! I DO want to pick and then you don’t die and someone who deserves to does.” I don’t want to pick but I don’t like thinking of people who have little ones being sick. It isn’t fair.
So put a kind thought or word or intention or prayer out there for him and I will do the same.