Tomorrow, I have to leave for southern Arkansas to attend the funeral of my brother-in-law. It's been coming for some time now – he's been very sick for several months. I guess that makes it a bit easier but not much; I'm quite close to my sister and her family.

I laid awake a long time last night working out the words to put here but now I don't seem to want to write them. Maybe later.

I'm never sure what to pray for at a time like this.

And when we get back, Melissa goes straight into the hospital for her next surgery after the breast cancer.

Yes, I guess you could say I have a stressful week coming up; I guess I'll categorize this posting as a prayer request.