Of course, this isn't as clear as "do this, do that;" but I read it as reassurance that Vix and I are following the right path. We are still fighting-- but this fight is no longer about just us or our family. It's for all those who are vulnerable-- because of grief, or illness, or age, or generosity, like Dad-- from being exploited by unconscionable people. It's about helping the vets, in particular. It's about helping the people Dad really hoped his clinic would serve. And, because it's about something much bigger now, and because I do sense that this is what our parents want for us, and what God's asking us to do, I am prepared to be unyielding. So, let's just say, I hope no one's planning to stand in our way.
To celebrate mom's birthday (and her gift!) at the end of the day, Vix and I Skyped, and both blew out two cakes together. My wish for mom? Well, I can't say, or else it won't come true! But if today's any indication... I think it already has started to become reality :) Happy birthday, Mom. Hope you and Dad are having a wonderful party.