This whole hospital stay business has yielded unexpected - and delightful - benefits. I am not talking about the home nurse who stops by a couple times a week or the physical therapist who has been keeping tabs on me. I am talking about how my family responded, and continues to respond.
Mim called during the inauguration to see if I was watching (I was not, since watching television makes me tense). Kerry (and through her, Mike) continues to keep tabs via e-mail. Peter has offered to treat me to a new coat. I am enjoying every moment!
There was an article in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer by Lucia Herndon that seems appropriate to send at this time. Last week, her column was about a mother whose new son-in-law questioned that the family was as close knit as they thought they were. This week's follow-up article - "Family happiness seems to be a journey" - struck me as "share worthy." If you have any thoughts after reading it, I would love to hear them.
Before I sign off, a special "Good on ya!" to my daughter-in-law Kerry, who left today for Perth, where she will open a new neonatal counseling center. I am proud of her - and will be interested in hearing how Mike does on his own for three months.
Hugs all around - Kerry's "Mum"
wish i could find a link to the article mom mentions -
13+ years down the road, no sign of it!