I’m writing of one of my sisters who prayed specifically for me as part of her ministry. Those of you who have been with me a while may recall a post I wrote over a year ago about Sister Dorothy Baxter, who at that time was told by doctors that they would be surprised if she was around a month later. So began what has turned out to be a very long wait for God to come for her. But now I rejoice for Dorothy, as she is finally with God as of Friday afternoon. (Click here for her obituary.)
After lunch, she went to play bingo in the Villa, and then asked to leave as she wasn’t feeling well. Within 5 minutes of returning to her room, she died peacefully in her wheelchair.
I don’t make it back to the mothership for many of the funerals of our sisters, but I changed my plans to leave here yesterday so I can stay for Dorothy’s funeral on Monday. As a bonus, I got to meet many of the young adult counselors for our Peace Camp that starts this week – they came over today for Sunday Mass and brunch, and a couple of them said to be on the lookout for friend requests on Facebook – so if any of you folks are reading this for the first time, welcome!
And Dorothy, keep up the prayers! I’ll drink a cappuccino in your honor!