Hope you’re having a great day.
…One more story about my nephew Yehudah!
For various reasons, after the accident his kids didn’t see him for many weeks.
And while my wife and I were inOttawavisiting?
They were going to see him for the first time.
It was obviously a very emotional time.
And a very challenging experience for the kids.
Someone had a great idea to make it easier for them.
Turn it into an ice cream party!
This way the kids will see their Dad and also have some fun.
So on the way, my wife and I went to the supermarket to pick up the ice cream.
And it was very important that we got the right kind!
So we called my niece Shaindel from the store.
She told us what to get, and then she said…
“Oh, a very important message from Yehudah.”
(Remember, Yehudah was in the critical care unit.
He was working so hard to talk despite a tracheotomy.
And he was preparing for an emotional visit from his children.)
And what was this urgent massage that he struggled to give?
“Please make sure there’s enough ice cream for all the nurses!”
It was a very moving scene as each kid approached Yehudah and kissed him.
Then, out with the ice cream pops!
One for each kid. And one for each nurse.
But there were still some left.
So what did Yehudah’s kids do?
They learned from their father!
They walked through the corridor of the critical care unit.
And handed out ice cream to every doctor or nurse they saw!
… You may have noticed that I am very proud to be Yehudah’s uncle.
He’s inspired me.
And I hope he’s inspired you!
All the best,
Rabbi Moshe Katz
2832W. Touhy Avenue
P 773. 761. 0400 ext. 201
F 773. 761. 9262