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posted ago by JonathanE ago by JonathanE +464 / -0

She'd hate it if she knew I'd asked, but she is feeling a total lack of hope, is panicking and wants out.

No matter how hard I try, I cannot instill in her the sense of hope that I have for the future. Her response to all this is to want to run and hide or do herself in.

Please, could you spare her a thought in your prayers to help her find the courage to face her fears and let them go? It would also be helping me :) TIA.

Update: Thank you so much to everyone who has responded so kindly with their thoughts and prayers. I'm heading out soon so I won't be able to respond to every reply, but know that I am grateful.

Update2: You're all amazing, and I've been moved to tears by the amount of support you've all given us. Truly, nowhere else could I have found this, and it has helped. My wife was in much better spirits when I returned home tonight.

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LucilleBrawl 47 points ago +47 / -0

I pray her spirit will be comforted and she will realize the devil is seeking to destroy, but we serve a mighty and risen Saviour!!!

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Joys1Daughter 16 points ago +16 / -0

AMEN! As u/LucilleBrawl prays "we serve a mighty and risen savior!!!"

Our Father LOVES His Children more than we can comprehend. He wants us to know we are His Beloved Children and He will raise up this daughter to realize her potential. May her days be filled with Blessed Assurance and Calm in her spirit.

Prayers for your sweet family u/JonathanE! 🙏

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VetforTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

God says he searches he earth to find someone to be strong on their behalf.

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JonathanE [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Thank you :) and God bless you.

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Elseebee 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thats a good one!

Thanks Fren!

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Deplorable69 18 points ago +18 / -0

I am not sure of your religious background, but maybe take her too see your pastor or priest, if you have one, and/or to a church service. Disconnect from all t.v., internet, radio, social media. Take her to a cabin in a remote area to recharge her “battery”. Help her see the beauty of nature-rising and setting sun, the stars, the moon, rain, etc. as God’s gift to us. A road trip to watch the beauty of nature-the moose, Buffalo, prairie dogs, cactus. I will keep you both in my prayers. Every life is precious.

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JonathanE [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah, nice thought but that would probably have the exact opposite effect :)

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JulesW 17 points ago +17 / -0

Prayers sent JonathanE.

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JonathanE [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

Thank you :) and God bless you.

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DogeToTheMoon 10 points ago +10 / -0

I don't know the situation you're in with regards to potential covid restrictions, lockdowns or even personal limitations such as mobility issues but would you entertain the idea of going for a road trip, camping or something to reset from the day to day. I'm sure you could think of your own probably better ideas and of course prayers on the way.

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PatriotFL1978 11 points ago +11 / -0

As someone who goes through “doomer” periods himself, my thought and prayers are with your wife. I find taking a step back from it all helps clear my mind. No GA, no news, no discussions of the plan with friends/family, and no reading into Trump statements. I do that for a week or two and come back feeling better than ever. As humans we get tied up in hope, when hope continually fails us it’s only natural to feel down. We have to remember the plan is long term, a year, he’ll even 4 years is nothing in the big picture. It may be a decade for all this come together, we just need to remain strong and supportive of one another

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DrMcCoy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes, take a vacation from the news. Maybe even take a real vacation for a few days.

I haven't felt OK since November 3, 2020. I'm not a patient person, but I'm trying very hard to be. Somedays I feel like your wife and other days I am neutral. Somedays I am hopeful, but those days are few.

God Bless You and Your Wife. May you both be filled with faith, hope, happiness and peace of mind.

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TNBanjoMan 10 points ago +10 / -0

Done, anon. My wife faces similar challenges. She's red-pilled AF, but often gives in to hopelessness and worry. We pray for America, but wonder what else we can do. She has stopped watching the sorry "news" on TV, both local and national. She will watch the weather, but turns it right off after that. It's a form of despair that I try to support her at those times, but mostly she has to process things in her own way.

A community theater group that she was involved with over the past few decades has now gone insane and will allow no one to participate unless they are "fully vaccinated".... whatever that means at any given hour. So she is be shunned by people who are her intellectual and talent inferiors over some ideological evil.

Y'all want a laugh? The local community theater group, taking their lead from the big Broadway productions, says that being fully vaccinated is "an industry standard." How laughable... as if the local productions are part of the "industry." Give me a break.

Anyway, I understand your issues and your wife's issues. It's all part of living in this dystopian culture that the Left has created for us all.

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dty6 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's terrible. Terrible!

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cara_c 2 points ago +2 / -0

We need a new theatre to arise that is not focused on pushing leftist propaganda. Maybe your wife and some like-minded friends could create a new community theatre that welcomes not only the unvaccinated, but the produces some non-leftist plays and playwrights. That might be a way she could contribute. If they're not up to staging productions at this point, maybe they could just start with finding appropriate works and having readings. Things in motion stay in motion.

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TNBanjoMan 5 points ago +5 / -0

Hahaha... funny you should say that. She's at lunch right now with some fellow conservative actors to discuss that very thing!

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cara_c 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's great to hear! Break a leg to them!

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TNBanjoMan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes, she has always marched to a different drummer as far as theater goes. She's talented but also uber conservative and about twiceas smartas anyonein that group. She'll come out fine.

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propertyofUniverse 7 points ago +7 / -0

Hi Fren

Just think of all the people who are going to need support as they are ill or dying.

How many children are there going to be who need support because their parents are incapacitated or dead?

Would it help your wife to know that she will be badly needed soon? It's sometimes stops people from giving up to know how much work they have to prepare themselves for and how much difference they will be able to make.

I'm sending you my non religious prayers.

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JonathanE [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unfortunately I already tried that approach, no dice. She's dooming hard.

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propertyofUniverse 3 points ago +3 / -0

Does she know that we are going to win?

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JonathanE [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

No. She doesn't see it unfortunately.

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369Q 7 points ago +8 / -1

There is only one thing that we can do. Stay strong and never comply, don't listen to media and their fear porn. TURN OF THE TV DON'T READ NEWSPAPERS. It's all propaganda to keep people in fear and low vibration. People must let go of the LARP politics and realize this is an information war, they are fighting for our perception of reality. If you don't let the fearporn get to you = God wins, Devil loses. I don't even take these clowns seriously whatsoever.

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pepperonishoes 7 points ago +7 / -0

A prayer for you and your wife.

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JonathanE [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Thank you :) and God bless you.

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MSRN281 7 points ago +7 / -0

Prayers your way.

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JonathanE [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thank you :) and God bless you.

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penisse 6 points ago +6 / -0

May she perceive the Love of the Good Lord and find the inner Peace you both desserve.🙏🏻

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JonathanE [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thanks :)

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penisse 7 points ago +7 / -0

By humbly calling for our help, you give us the opportunity to best ourselves. Thank you, Fren!🤗

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JonathanE [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I have to admit this is probably the first time I have asked anyone for help in many, many years. It's a good thought.

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Patriot-17 6 points ago +6 / -0

The power of prayer is real. Sending healing prayers to you and your wife.

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Bama50 5 points ago +5 / -0

My prescription for you both is one On The Fringe video daily or as needed, also 1 And We Know video when released. Both can be found on Rumble and will give you hope for our future. Also praying for yall.

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JonathanE [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'll take a look, thanks.

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GAMAGABOI 5 points ago +5 / -0

I look at things same way i try to tell myself this is satan trying to destroy my heart and soul and it helps me fight back against. Never let him win

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Usmc_vet 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lord, I pray you walk with his wife. You are the only Lord who can diminish her fears/pain and anxiety. Call her by name Lord, keep her blessed and safe.

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Just_Wanna_MAGA 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lifting you and especially your wife in prayer. May her soul be filled with the peace and hope only Jesus can provide. Our burdens are heavy, but His yoke is light.

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TennDenise 4 points ago +4 / -0

Even though the wait is hard, Trust in God.......the best is yet to come.

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Fogmouth 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lord, we pray to you today for your strength and encouragement for this man’s wife. It is understandable to feel this way during these difficult times. It seems like the devil has taken control and there is no hope. But help her to look beyond what she sees with her eyes and hears with her ears and to focus on you only. We are just like Peter when he stepped out of the boat. When he kept is eyes on Jesus he was able to walk on the water, but when he began to look away, he started to sink. Help her to keep her eyes on you. We know you have this whole thing under control. Help this man and his wife find encouragement in you. In Jesus’ name we pray!

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LibertyJustice4All 4 points ago +4 / -0

Praying for you both, Jonathan.

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JonathanE [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks

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ThePedePiper 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is there anyway to break her routine for a few days? A surprise vacation, go visit go friends (hopefully in some beautiful backwoods area). Agree to no media, social or otherwise for a few days and disappear into the woods. I bet she will fell better after that. If she is non-religious as your post seem to indicate, being in the glory of nature can help focus that energy (source: I am non-religious also and nature helps connect me to the universe).

Finally, if the situation does start to get more than she can handle, or even before that you can call 800-273-8255 which is the suicide prevention hotline. This service is free, it is non-political, non cabal (never seen anything bad about it and know two good folks who have volunteered). You can call, she can call, you two can call together. They are there to help you and her deal with that unnatural urge. They have no judgment and can be a sounding board. You may want to call (you can do it from a public or payphone if you are a paranoia weirdo like me).

Her life is the most important thing do everything you can to save it, including asking for help. I can do almost anything (build a room on my house, make my beloved lawnmower get up to 25 MPH, rewire my toaster to have my toast have a cool pattern in it) but I have a problem asking for help. But just as sometimes you need to let Jesus take the wheel, it may help to talk to someone who understands this better than we do.

Edit - and literally the new feed I have on my main page just feed me this article https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_nature_helps_us_heal?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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PeaceAndLovePatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Have her take NAC it might help fix her stress and balance her mentally.

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entwickelnden 4 points ago +4 / -0

a lot of us are in the same boat with the same feelings. however consider:

  1. she is not alone, we are not alone. Its a small group of evil which has put a spell over people. They are waking up and it gets darkest before it gets well.

  2. most of us have no real "power" to do anything directly. So don't stress. Do what you can with the people around you. Build up your body and mind. Breathe. Meditate. Take it slow. What is going to happen has already happened.

  3. I think about generations past, slavery, violent wars, internment camps, prison. Even in those situations a "good" life can be made if chosen to.

  4. take time to appreciate all that God has provided in nature. I have spent more time sitting on my back porch, watching the birds, watching the sentient jumping spider who guards my potted plants. its beautiful and natural.

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Esclj 4 points ago +4 / -0

Praying

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JonathanE [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thank you.

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cynicalman 4 points ago +4 / -0

Prayers sent.

As others have noted taking a break from news, etc is great. I find doing "creator" projects together helps a lot (gardening planning, gardening itself, planting bulbs, building something small, crafts, cooking) or even just playing board games together.

The more I create, the less I consume (news, media, electronics) and the more balanced I feel.

I have also been on a Billy Graham kick. Although its on YT it has been a great way to close out the day. Especially on more discouraging days.

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lovecymru 4 points ago +4 / -0

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7. 🙏🙏

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pollyanna_patriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lifting you both up in prayer.

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335K 4 points ago +4 / -0

WWG1WGA, my man. WWG1WGA.

Get your wife some flowers. Never hurts.

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WestCelt 4 points ago +4 / -0

she will be in my prayers today.

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prometheus_xiii 3 points ago +3 / -0

Where u from, Aussie or Canada? If not, your issues really aren't that bad.

Honestly tenacity can overcome all odds, how badly do you want to win. It's been my experience that women have a tendacy to throw their arms up sooner because they do not like confrontation.

But trust me when I say if people are pushed far enough they will fight back, your just waiting for the powder keg effect.

And then will do what patriots and heroes have always done, show the tyrants plans right up their ass.

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The_Greeatship_Pilot 3 points ago +3 / -0

I can only speak or pray in the name of the one whose power I know, and whose authority over things in this world has been abundantly proven to me. So in the name of Jesus, the only Son of the only living God, and by faith in His name I demand that the power of the lies that have captured your wife’s mind be broken and that she be set free from despair. I declare her liberation so that truth can penetrate her heart, and I ask the Father to send His grace and mercy to surround her and bless her with whatever good things she needs. Restore her hope and give her peace. God bless you also. God surround you with His love, re-energize your soul, and protect you from overwhelming spiritual assaults. Peace to you.

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munlee3 3 points ago +3 / -0

You both are in my prayers. This place helps me so much. I come here and sometimes I'll read post after post of nothing but bad things happening. I'll start to get in that boat of despair. Then just as I get ready to turn away, someone types out something that's makes me laugh. Granted a lot of times it might be some kind of sick sense of humor but, I like that. This place has helped me through prayers as well. I was suffering from PTSD after serving on a first degree murder trial (I still have some lingering effects from it but not as bad). I asked for prayer and I could literally feel Christ calm my soul. I hope and pray your wife does too. I don't know if you and your wife like to shoot pool. But, it is an excellent way to unwind and let out frustration. I like to image certain faces on the balls, then knock the crap out of them with the cue ball.

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TDanonDJTJR2024 3 points ago +3 / -0

I got you bro

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Cpleb 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers to you and your family. I don’t know the full situation but at our darkest moments when we lose the will to do anything is the time action is most needed. Maybe she can go sit in a school board meeting and at least say what’s on her mind. She may not believe it’s effective but the action of doing something productive changes the mind immensely and the effect snowballs.

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RiverWolf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Praying for both of you.

If you can get her to pray, perhaps psalm 23 or just ask God for peace, He will always respond — helps to recall Jesus saying do not worry…

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lalahemingway 3 points ago +3 / -0

My husband gets in the same place every 4-6 weeks or so. Stays in bed for at least two days. Honestly, I'm not doing a whole lot better, but it's our jobs to stay strong and try to hold it together for them, right? I'm up for the challenge, and thankfully, it looks like you are too. I'll absolutely include you and your sweet wife in my prayers. This crap is taking such a toll on so many good people. Hope to see some kind of justice very soon.

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DaughteroftheKing 3 points ago +3 / -0

There are times I get the feeling that I don’t want to go on. So I can understand where your wife is. Hold her and comfort her. Be her strength at the tough times.

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MZak 3 points ago +3 / -0

I will pray for her.

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JustNow 3 points ago +3 / -0

We are all human and we are always filled with doubt. Think about putting more trust in Jesus as Jesus knows what is best for all of us.

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JonathanE [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I do, but I worry for my wife, it's not like I can force her to see past all this bullshit.

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PowderRoomPolitics 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's true, and as a wife, I can tell you that I am definitely a bigger 'doomer' than my husband. What helps me is continuing to stay close to Jesus and to those I love, vaccinated or not. You can encourage her to communicate her feelings and listen closely to her concerns. Pray with her, and pray for her when she is feeling non-communicative. I know the next thing I say may sound (at least) odd, but if you two ever enjoyed singing together, get back to it. Hymns, classic songs, silly songs doesn't matter. Singing together builds a bond that helps strengthen you.

Will be praying for you, Jonathan, and your wife. ((hugs)) for both of you! Stay strong!

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BigDon2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers for you and your wife Jonathon 🙏

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Magamomma333 3 points ago +3 / -0

She sounds like she’s feeling alone & isolated in her thoughts. Listen to her talk through some of that stuff and encourage her to take a break from any/all social media, news, etc for a few days minimum.

Lord, comfort JonathanE’s wife. We know that you are close to the broken-hearted, God. Please send your angels around her and reveal your unconditional, furious love for her. I ask this in Jesus’ name.

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Unhappymeal 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers coming in right now. I know I’m 5 hours late. Try taking her out for a hike or walk in the park (one with trees if you got em where you’re at) no cell phones. Deep breaths and relaxing conversation. This helps the mind unwind.

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JCStomper 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers my fren!!! Same boat at my house too. I pray the Lord Jesus moves mightily!!!

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InmatesRunTheAsylum 3 points ago +3 / -0

When I get where your wife is, a little voice inside says that fear does not come from the Lord and just like that, it's gone. Perhaps a gentle reminder from you might help her to see that. Don't let the evil one win because in the end we know that he/she/it loses.

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Mcmurdo32 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayers.

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94f450d 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm not a praying type of person. But i hope she finds the will to keep pressing forward with us.

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AngelCole 3 points ago +3 / -0

Done brother. Peace be with you and her. God bless.

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Encognegro98ckun2qb 3 points ago +3 / -0

Good hubby

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multithreaded 3 points ago +3 / -0

Done. Take good care of her.

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inspoken 3 points ago +3 / -0

Prayer sent to Jonathan's wife <3

Hang in there

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Jmricht 3 points ago +3 / -0

I felt this way yesterday and asked a friend to pray for me. Give her a hug for me.