Our pastor, Fred Seay, came to visit Eric this afternoon, as he has most every day and most days twice. He was as excited as the rest of us that Eric was off the ventilator. He had promised Eric he'd dance a happy dance once the tube was out, and he was true to his word. Pastor Fred told Eric he couldn't wait to tell everyone the good news. Eric, whose reluctant vocal cords have yet to realize they can work now, wrote on his dry erase board, "Why don't you write a sermon?" Fred said, "Great idea, I think I will." I asked Eric what he thought the theme of the sermon should be. Eric shakily held the pen and wrote, "God answers prayers."