Day 159 – Tue 7 Feb – I opened my eyes after an hour or so sleep to see Phoebe quite chirpy and lively sitting up caked in dry blood. She’d pulled out the Cannula but didn’t seem in the least perturbed. Claire arrived and Jess gave me a lift back to pick up our car. I had a couple of admin things and I’d been craving a full English since about 2am, so stopped in at the ever reliable Hanwell Café. I slept all afternoon and was around with the kids for tea. Daphne put them to bed while I came back in to Chelsea and Westminster. I listened to a remarkable sermon on the way in by Tim Keller on suffering from 1 Peter – 1 thing not to do in your suffering – Don’t give up on God, 3 things to do in your suffering – Look back to the cross, Look ahead to the living hope of the resurrection, Look into the gospel. It is a magnificent sermon, there’s no hwyl, he quotes far too many philosophers, it’s professorial, he’s not really witty or crafted. I can’t really explain why it was so good but is brilliant and so helpful.