Guest Post from Mike and Meg Greto: I have often wondered where this idea comes from, haven't you? The idea that hope floats? As if like a balloon it brings us up out of the place where we are, gives us a new perspective, and guides us... up? Where? To some place where we gain a better vantage point, a different perspective? Is it it's own place? Where the perspective is perfect? Every now and then, I come to this little blog space and hope for an update. I'm not sure what I expect to see or read (am I the only one in this silliness?)... Just a little note. Maybe from Patrick? Crazy, right? Maybe from others around the world who were and are touched by this special space and chronicle of a life that, well, had hope. Patrick knew this hope! He shared this hope! And, really it's one of the reasons why this blog is such a place for people to come and find comfort and peace, which I believe lead to HOPE. It changes our perspective. This week last year, there was hope. Hope that Patrick would recover, hope that, although his cancer had returned, he could fight it and live a little while longer with his sweet wife and daughter. And, if you are reading these posts from last year and remembering, with tears, all the times that are to come, you may wonder where the hope is? But, you see, as you read, the hope is still there. It's still hanging in that hospital room. It's floating like a balloon that's lost it's string in the corner by the air conditioner return, just waiting for someone to look beyond. Look up. Patrick was so good at that! He loved life and loved living it to the fullest. He KNEW this hope and it guided and directed everything he did. That's why this little blog is such a draw to people. And, it's why Patrick's aunt, Sarah Young, has dedicated a book about hope to him. It's called Jesus Today, and its about hope. On this earth, PK was a beacon to this hope. And this Advent season he gets to experience the celebration, from a heavenly perspective, that we down here only see in shadows. http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Today-Experience-Through-Presence/dp/1400320097/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355232421&sr=8-1&keywords=jesus+today If you've been thinking about Patrick this holiday season, please check out the book. The dedication is lovingly written and a percentage of the sales go to Patrick's sweet wife and daughter, Julie and Cecilia. Our prayer is that this season will bring you hope, like you've never been introduced to before! Blessings, in the hope of Advent, M&M Ephesians 1:18 "that you may know the hope to which he has called you..."
Patrick, Julie and Cecilia Kelly