British Columbia, Canada
Sharon thanks again for the update, even if I wished it had been better news. I seem to be shaking my head a lot these days in wonder of what is going on? I am glad to hear what Chris said about her family member, and we want all the good news we can get! Staying positive is the best medicine there is.
I took my grandddaughter's to a salmon barbeque at the First Nations longhouse today as I wanted a bit of time to ask some of the elders some advice on how better pray for Rebecca, and ask them to include her in the circle tonight, and tomorrow as a favor.
They gave me a thin white ribbon with a feather to tie on my wrist today for Beckie in symbol of the White Dove, and an elder told me that every time I glance at it I should think of her, stop whatever is making me busy, center, and send her prayer, and I will do just that. It is so easy to get busy and forget to keep those prayers rolling with any consistency. I wish I could give every person here a piece of white ribbon to wear to remind them to pray for this young mother.
I found out today what Rebecca's name was in Cherokee (they said that was more appropriate for an American girl than Squamish, or Salishan It is as shown below.
White Dove (may you rise in strength)
u-ne-ga / gu-le-di-s-go-ni-hi