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There comes a time.

There comes a time when –at the expense of all else in life– one must sometimes stop the merry-go-round to be with family.

This is one of those times.

We had the equivalent of a false alarm when Kathy miraculously survived her two week-long medical ordeal.

We all wished so hard for it to be done and over and to have her back home, but it was not to be… not just yet, anyway.

She’s a fighter, and to the amazement of all her healthcare providers and family and friends, has continued to make herself get better every day.

Better. Not good enough to wave flags about, or to rush her back home where she and everyone wants to see her be, but good enough to raise eyebrows, turn heads, attract smiles, encourage support and inspire others.

… Good enough to have genuine hope, if even for the day or the hour. Fragile territory this place, this space she occupies… dangerous one moment and bursting with relief the next.

We sit on edge, trapped somewhere between present reality and the fantasyland of past and future. We sift through the details, trying to make sense of it all, while knowing deep inside that God somehow has a purpose beyond what we can comprehend.

All I know for sure is what fills every passing moment — joyful remembrances of the 25 years we’ve been blessed to share in marriage, and prayers for the chance to have more.

It’s hard to say much more right now, except to thank you all for such an outpouring of love and kindness and good wishes for Kathy’s recovery. Thank you.

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  1. Susanon 27 Feb 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I have been so absorbed in my own stuff that I didn’t realize you were going through a tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Hal Alpiaron 28 Feb 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you Susan!

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