Closing out a very hard week

Linda, Frannie Hall-Kieschnick and Beth Foote celebrate the Eucharist at Trinity
A ‘chick flick’ (Linda’s description, not mine) shows (L to R) Linda (a lay eucharistic minister), the Rev. Frannie Hall-Kieschnick and the Rev. Beth Foote presiding at Sunday’s 10:30 service at Trinity. The sermon, which beautifully helped us walk through the stages of lamentation over rector Mike Spillane’s death, was delivered by Stanford’s Rev. Coryl Lassen.

Sunday’s service and Saturday’s rousing memorial for Mike helped me through what had been a very difficult week. Mike had a more aggressive form of the cancer that I have, and it was hard not to see myself in Mike on his final path. Mike’s courage was such, that in many ways, I was left with a great gift: Mike counseled and encouraged me almost to the end, and his widow Julie, picked up where he left off. I may never have known two more caring people than Mike and Julie Spillane.

But, life goes on. From Mike I have the resolve to make the very best of the time left to me. So, we’re off to the gym, shopping and then back to work on the new weblog…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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