Paul, thank you for posting this. I've been wondering about our sweet little Chippymunk, too. I miss her so much when she's not here. I was afraid that she wasn't feeling well, when I couldn't find her posts.
Nan, I think the meet and birthday party are a wonderful idea. Though I know that I won't be able to attend, my thoughts will be with all of you.
Lyra and Dave, my thoughts and prayers are with you both through this time. I pray that you, Lyra, will soon be able to come back to PIP. I miss your sweet replies to my poems so much. You have given me so much encouragement since I've been at PIP. Even though you've been in much pain, you always have a hug and smile, through your words to me and the others. Also, your poems are such an inspiration to me. You write with so much love and compassion. We all love you, dear sweet Lyra. You are such a good friend to have.
Dave, please give our friend hugs for us.
May God bless and keep you both in His care.
With love from Ethel