A line in the play, "Brighton Beach Memoirs" always stays with me.
The father, Jack, is bemoaning all that is going on; a large family, one of the jobs he worked during this Depression closed... he's feeling lost...and his wife says to him, he'll be able to pray at Temple all day Saturday.
Jack: There are men who have been praying in that Temple for 40 years. Do you know how long it will take for my prayer to get to the top of the list?
Kate: (nods) God has time for everyone.
On my birthday, the GodMother called to let me know God listened, and indeed had time for all of our prayers, her family and friends... including the many kind words from people here.... with her last test out of the way, she is currently cancer free. She asked to say, "Thank you", and I have to you....Thank you, for caring, and praying... it was a wonderful phone call, I assure you.
A birthday present I can enjoy for years.