Tueday, a very strange day

Today was a most interesting day. We began with a trip to the office of the Anglican Diocese of Fort Worth. I needed to pick some things up, and we wanted to attend the Noon Eucharist in the St. Leo Chapel there. Attending with us was Bishop Gerard Mpango, the bishop of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania. The bishop and his wife are on a crusade mission to the United States, visiting those churches and dioceses, like our Fort Worth Diocese, that will not accept the lack of scripture and the marriage and ordination of gays preached and believed by the Episcopal Church. Bishop Mpango and his people have been greatly supportive of us, and for them we are eternally thankful. I really enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Mpango, and I hope to be able to correspond with her in the future.

After we had run a couple of errands, we hurried to the Apple Store in South Lake Town Center, and the Genius there fixed Raf's laptop. We then ate at the Brio Tuscan Grill. The food was absolutely fabulous.

After eating we stepped outside where I took a couple of photos of the town center, and then I twisted my ankle and fell. I sprained my ankle and got 4 scrapes to both calves. I strained a lot of muscles, but I seem to have done the hip no harm. Thank God. I have begun walking again each day, and I don't want to stop, as I have that three-miles walk in Nashville on our 30th anniversary, and I intend to do it.

The moon is beautifully full tonight. This is not a good photo, however.

Finally, my first cousin Bob Dillard, age 59, died tonight in a Midland, Texas, hospital. I have a hard time seeing a world without Bob in it. He was a very ill, very bitter man, but I loved him. I remember when he was a little boy, and that's the way I see him.

Bobby, rest in peace, and may that peace be all the peace you wanted in this world and couldn't seem to find. I love you, Bobby.


Lisa said…
Sioux, SO sorry about your cousin and your ankle! *Hugs-a-bunch*
Gemma said…
Sorry you lost your cousin Bobby.
sending ((hugs))
Sheila said…
So sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
And I'm sorry to hear you sprained your ankle. OUCH! Hope you feel much better soon,
take care now
Gail said…
Be nice to yourself and do give that ankle a rest. So sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin, my prayers are with you.
Tammy said…
I hate that you fell!!!
and my condolances about your uncle!
Tammy said…
sorry your cousin~my bad!!
PEA said…
Oh no, dear Sioux, I'm so sorry to hear that you sprained your ankle like that...hopefully it won't take too long to heal!! Sounds like you really did have a nice time with Rev. Mpango and his wife:-) My sympathies on the death of your cousin...I guess he had his reasons for being bitter but hopefully he's in a much happier place now. Loved all the pictures!! You take care now!! xoxo
Morning Glory said…
I'm very sorry for your loss. How sad that he was so unhappy.

I hope your ankle heals very quickly!!
Linda said…
Sioux -- sorry to hear about your fall and about your cousin! I'm so glad you didn't injure that hip .. what a summer you would have if you had! I've really enjoyed your last two posts -- you have such a wonderful positive outlook! "Zesty" one might say...
Susie said…
So sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin, Bobby.
Take care of that ankle sprain. They can be so painful!
Lisa said…
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry your ankle is sprained. Your attitude sure is good. I'm sorry about your cousin, too. I love the way you describe him and your love for him. Don't push yourself too hard for that walk. :)
Susan said…
My condolences on the loss of your cousin, Bobby. I'm sorry about your ankle, too, but glad it wasn't the hip!

It sounds as if you had an interesting day at church, though.
Kelli said…
I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin and also your ankle. I will pray it heals very quicly and it isn't too painful.
Big hugs,

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