by Joy Miller
In the Spring of 2012, the young adult community hosted a Lenten retreat. While driving to meet for carpooling, I got a call that my mom had been diagnosed with cancer. Naturally, it was quite a shock. Once we arrived at the retreat location, the story of my mom’s diagnosis slowly spilled out. While I never want anyone else to have to hear bad news, if you must share, then being surrounded by caring friends who are intent on authentic relationships between God and friends is a good place to be.
When we got back to town, the support only increased. Friends (and people I didn’t even know) brought meals, came to visit in the hospital, prayed, supported us financially, and were always available for a chat or hug. This season has been a difficult one, complete with all kinds of challenges, but I have never felt alone. I have made life-long friends and have deepened relationships. In short, I have been in a community. The kind of community that is there for you in the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I am grateful to St. David’s and I am grateful for YOU!