(Long after Gary gave up conversations, he would pray at meals. I wrote down some of these prayers.)
On June 21, 2011 Gary Prayed:
"Heavenly Father - Help us laugh at the...(?)... Thank you for the healthy food. Help us not be concerned."
When I wrote this prayer down his language skills were really starting to fade. But I'm pretty sure, he meant that we need to trust God and "laugh" at the circumstances in our lives. That's the way he would have spoken. Not literal laughter, but having the kind of trust that generates a peaceful, joyful, and contented heart. Anyway, I really need to take my cues from him right now. This is a demanding, busy, and sobering time in my life. I need to "laugh" at the pathetic efforts of the Enemy to discourage and overwhelm. I need to be grateful for God's provision. I need to trust my heavenly Father and not be concerned because He is handling our struggles.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?" Matthew 6:26
Knowing this gives me cause to rejoice, and not be worried.