A Good Night

And it is.  Lance and Francine have settled in to sleep at the hospital.  Mom, Dad, and Bob have gone back to 1201.  And the rest of us are breathing a sigh of relief that this day has come to a close.  Tomorrow will tell more. 

Indeed, this has been so hard and so sad.  But so beautiful.  A true love story.  Francine is simply an Earth Angel.  She is amazing–beyond words.  She has NEVER left Lance’s side.  She does whatever is required.  And ALWAYS wears a smile and has a sparkle in her eye.  NEVER ONCE, throughout this whole ordeal, has she said, “What about me?”  NOT ONCE.  You really have to see it to believe it. 

Francine, WE LOVE YOU.  WE ADORE YOU.  How can we ever express the full depth of gratitude we have for you–for your real and sacrificial and unconditional love for Lance?  Thank you, Francine, for over the past couple weeks opening up your home so very graciously and generously to family and friends.  Thank you for allowing so many people to come and visit.  Thank you for the gift of you.

God of peace…God of mercy…God of deliverance come. 

Good night,


—When it is dark outside, you can see the stars—

2 responses to “A Good Night

  1. Nonnie Santelli

    Our prayers are with you all and Lance know we will always love you! God bless you all! Nonnie and Vince Santelli

  2. Stephanie Veenis

    Bless us, our Lord, for these thy gifts. Lance has been a gift in my life. One of friendship, sweetness, honesty, and youth. As a young man I saw you in the crowd of your friends. As a young adult, I watched you work hard. As a man in love, I watched you dedicate that love to your dear Francine. Thank you for being the person you are and sharing your strengths and special years with us. We will have darkness always in out lives, but that is when the stars shine the brightest.
    Stephanie Veenis of Howard Hanna Fox Chapel
    Mark, Tucker, and Courtenay Veenis
    The Snyder Family is in our daily prayers.
    God Bless You All

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