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…with liberty and health care for all.

A sea-kayaker paddles by the lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales.  (Rich Landers)
A sea-kayaker paddles by the lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales. (Rich Landers)

A friend writes she now has health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. With reoccurring cancer, she is able to return to her beloved oncologist – whom she could not have care for her under her previous insurance. “I can’t explain what peace of mind that gives me to know that he will be with me through this time. I was so excited that I wrote a thank you letter to President Obama.”

Light in times of darkness comes from many directions. Through medical challenges, a trusted provider alleviates fear. My friend Pam McCauley, a writer, shares one of her poems.

           His Light

We are all ships in the fog

Trying to navigate

Our way through

The sea of unknowing.

God is the lighthouse,

Giving glimpses of light,

Showing the way,

Reminding us of His presence.

Even when His light,

Is nowhere to be found,

The sound of the low, deep foghorn

Resonates through our souls.

Our ships will come to shore

The fog will lift

And God in His Glory

Will gather us up.

For one woman, the Lighthouse illuminates a path made easier through the Affordable Care Act.

(S-R archive photo: The lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. )




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