August 3, 1970
Well, father, it’s another day. I’m trying to do what Charlene suggests because I feel there is help in it. I know I’m very blessed to have you send her to help me along. In fact, I pray that I may someday help someone else the way she seems to be helping me.
This morning I’m worried again about “lump” behind my right ear. I’m pretty sure, though, that it’s a result of my neck being crooked and is not a lump at all but only a muscle. Please, again, I ask for courage, like you said you’d give it last night, and a release from fear.
And please help me with Mom and Dad and Dick. Give me the strength and the knowledge to do your will in relation to them. And you already know that I pray that they may come to the fullness of your love.
Jesus, don’t let go of me and don’t let me let go of you. Be my strength in times like these. Yesterday you promised you’d carry me on your own back if I wasn’t strong enough. Forgive me for being such a heavy load, but, I beg you, don’t put me down!