DAILY DIARY

28 Jan
2012
Joe and I attended our town's 69th Annual Chamber dinner last night. We live in a wonderful little town, full of incredible people. Three special people are recognized at this dinner every year for three different distinguished awards. The best part of this is the recipients come to the dinner without knowing they are receiving an award so the people are always surprised. The moments are always touching. I always cry!

Before the blessing of the food, the pastor asked that we all stand to pray the Jewish prayer of the sick for our friend, Beth. For those of you that do not follow me on Twitter, we have a family friend that had a extremely serious accident two weeks ago. Beth suffered life endangering trauma to her head. She is fighting to recover and we all continue to pray and support her family during this time. It's an amazing feeling when you are standing in a room of people of all different faiths and everyone puts their own aside to pray the prayer of the faith of a friend.

I've left out names and last names for privacy reasons.

The following is the Mi Sheberakh: The traditional Jewish prayer for the sick
May the One who blessed our ancestors -- Patriarchs [...] -- bless and heal the one who is ill: Elizabeth [...] daughter of [...]. May the Holy Blessed One overflow with compassion upon her, to restore her, to heal her, to strengthen her, to enliven her. The One will send her, speedily, a complete healing -- healing of the soul and healing of the body -- along with all the ill, among the people of Israel and all humankind, soon, speedily, without delay, and let us all say: Amen!

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  • http://dressedincotton.com Katie Lake

    So fun! Our chamber dinner is this coming Friday and I have been really struggling to find something to wear!

  • http://www.thetichenorfamily.com meredith

    you look beautiful sweet friend… continuing to pray for your friend beth. i cannot imagine a tragedy like that happening to someone i love. GOD is able to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine– praying for her complete healing and restoration! miracles do happen.