Sunday, September 20, 2009

Zuzu's Petals

Tomorrow is the surgery. I am strong and confident.

I feel strong because I have an amazing family and amazing friends. I am overwhelmed and humbled by all of the cards, messages, phone calls, emails, and wall posts I have received. I want to map where all the prayers will be coming from tomorrow from all over the world. Special shout out to Keith and Ceci's friends and friends of friends who have filled my inbox all week.

Rarely does a person have a "George Bailey" moment in their life. This has been that moment for me. I am reminded of how many great people are in my life and how much they love me and Marcie and the girls. Thank you all for this tremendous outpouring of affection.

Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. Please pray also for Marcie and our parents as they will have a long day of worry tomorrow. I will be asleep for most of it. I got it easy ;-)

Talk to all of you very soon!

Peace and Love,


  1. I am sure everything will be fine tomorrow. We will await word from Marcie.

    I have put the "power" of Order from Chaos to work for you as well.

  2. Jim:
    Grimes here. Just received news of your approaching adventure.....
    I just want you to know that, in addition to the (impressively voluminous) list of friends and family who have already wished you well, you are receiving love and prayers from me in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am very optimistic about your procedure and recovery. You have touched the lives of so many people just by being you--a happy, kind, funny, positive teacher and leader. I have many fond, fun (and funny!) memories of playing (and partying) with you and I know that the strong spirit with which you've always lived is stronger than the foes of tomorrow...

    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and in the coming weeks and look forward to reading good news.

    Carolyn Grimes