Life Goes On
Today, April 13, is Scrabble Day. We don't play that game in our house. Since English is Jie's second language, she refuses to play any "word" related games...which I inevitably win. But she will play math or card games...which she inevitable wins. I can, however, at least give a wistful thought to Scrabble today.
It is also International FND (Functional Neurological Disorder) Day. One of those diseases that science knows very little about, it is a breakdown of communication between the brain and the body, even when both seem to be working fine on their own. Hard to research and diagnose, it is often the cause of anything from chronic pain to immobility. While we DO understand many health problems, there are also vast areas that still escape our ability to diagnose and treat. Prayer for all those suffering from those diseases.
Today is also Thomas Jefferson Day. Long considered one of our very best presidents (he appears on Mt. Rushmore, after all) his personality and character were much more complicated. Most of his contributions to our national life actually came before he was elected president. In fact, on his tombstone, he mentions things like being the author of the Declaration of Independence, but he didn't think it was worth mentioning that he was president of the United States. We celebrate his birthday today.