Sunday, October 26, 2008
PFC Hunter Levine Update, Apology, and Prayer
Here's an update on PFC Hunter Levine and his visit with Actor Gary Sinise at Army Household6. For those of you who want Hunter's mailing address I have it and also what to send and what not to send him. You can email me at email@example.com
Answered prayers....SUHWEET! Please keep praying for Hunter! HOOAH!!!
Also I must offer up this aplogogy for failure to blog on Love American VS Korean Style. An aplogogy is my apology for not blogging when promised. I'm sorry. It will have to be later this week.
Another prayer request-My best friend and his wife, my wife's best friend, flew in from Washington DC to say goodbye to his little sister (Sheila age 46) who had cancer. He got the call that she had passed while at the airport in Baltimore on Wednesday. His mother is in a convalescent home and suffers from Alzheimer's. Both his Mom and Sister are in Fresno. We went to Fresno and had a Korean dinner together. Here's some background-My best friend (Arnie) went into the Army 2 or 3 years after me. He too ended up in Korea and married in 1978. Kim and I were wed in Oct 1975. I knew Arnie since he was in Jr High. I was Army enlisted. He went Army enlisted also, then later got commissioned as an Air Force Officer. Ironically we both married Korean girls. The stories they could tell! When Kim and I adopted our son after 20 years of marriage, they were there in Korea 1995 to visit with our new son & Kim. I was still in California working overtime and prepping the house for our new arrival (my boy). Arnie & Yung flew over from Japan, where they were stationed. I have them on tape with Kim and my son in Korea. They saw my son live and in person before I did! They knew both of my parents (now deceased). I knew Arnie's late Father. We shared and continue to share a lot. That includes the loss and pain. His sister was blessed though. She fought her breast cancer for years. All arrangements were made by her. Sheila was a nurse who loved to travel, and that she did... with a passion. She was under hospice care when she left us. Arnie said only last month she was rock climbing and now, she's gone. It was swift. It was a blessing. It hurts. Kim and I were able to give 'em our friendship...the very best...over dinner tonight. We prayed. I made them laugh. It's gonna be alright. Some friendships are golden. Some friendships are cherished. This friendship, I will never let go. JG