Really, you need to be reading Our Lady, Star of the Sea. Thomas is mine and Johnny's newest hero, and I mean that quite seriously. He lost his wife, Alison, to cancer 10 days ago, yet he keeps blogging. Clearly, his faith hasn't budged. His writing is superb and he still manages to find beauty and humor in his life - right now, 10 days into his worst nightmare. He's also very honest. He hurts beyond description, but he trusts God in the face of nothing making sense. He trusts God with Alison. It's one of the most beautiful blogs I've read in a long time even though my heart aches for this brave man. I know he's not blogging to help others, but little does he know that he is helping me. It's like what I read about memoirs: they encourage you because if the author lived through that, you can make it, too. My faith waffled just this morning, then I read Thomas' lovely, funny, sad words. Goodness. Time to get my chin up and keep it up.
Be sure to read this poem Thomas posted when Alison died. Only men filled with valor and faith can make death poetic.
Most importantly, pray for Thomas, please.