Among others visiting my younger sister and her husband are this couple. Philip is Mary Ellen's fourth child. He is standing here with his wife, Elizabeth, whose birthday we celebrated on Sunday. Philip and Elizabeth live in California, so it was really good to get to see them again this year.
It's been a difficult year for Philip and Elizabeth, as Elizabeth lost her mother, who until a few weeks before her diagnosis of terminal cancer, thought she was in good health. Pray for Elizabeth and her family, especially for her father. As you might imagine, it's been particularly difficult for him.