Yesterday was one of those packed adventures, and several things happened right in a row.
Because I've written of it a few times, I'll share the news now: the friend who was diagnosed with what looked to be terminal brain tumors called me yesterday, almost sounding like himself. He'd been to his neurologist and learned that the tumors are shrinking and there is no evidence of cancer around his spine! He's overjoyed, calling it a miracle, and thanks everyone for prayers - he knows those prayers have carried him through and continue to do so. I know he is resigned to God's will for him, but he's grateful that, at least for now, God has more work for him to do here on earth.
Merely Good News:
After that I received a few responses to emails and phone calls for a huge project at work, something beginning next week, and I'd begun to fear that it was going to be a total disaster. As it stands now, it looks like we'll have more than enough experts coming in to share their expertise for a small group of very enthusiastic children. Yay!
And here's a real kicker, one that I admit stopped me in my tracks: I had an email from Matt Polidoro, producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, who was inviting me to be interviewed for and participate in an upcoming show. I wasn't sure of the reason for this, but finally located an old post of mine. After reviewing it, I saw why he'd contacted me; it really did make me look like a female William Donohue. Although the information in the post is something with which I still agree, it was quite inflammatorily stated - most of it lacking charity. Granted, at the time that's how I was writing, but over the years my tone has greatly changed. Guess I grew up a bit.
So I pondered this and talked it over with friends, pondered some more, and this evening sent an email back to Mr. Polidoro explaining I'd really have nothing to offer him, thanked him for the invitation, but no, not interested. He sent me back a nice response. Done.
How ironic; when I was a child, I wanted to be an actress, I wanted a career on television, I wanted to be "famous". And here an opportunity comes to my very doorstep and what do I do? Say no. Life is funny, isn't it?
Of course, it's not that a single involvement in a popular cable television show would by any means bring me fame, but rather, I recognize how many people are "dying" for such an invitation and would probably be floored that I would turn it down. So, in the words of Eeyore, "Thanks for noticin' me"! :-)
Y'all....it is a blessing to be Catholic!
Now...if I could just get over this writer's block....