Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pushing Through

It is just days away, your next crack at getting the relief you so desperately need. It’s been getting rougher for you but the pain seems to fuel your resolve. You are the centrepiece of our family; our strength and foundation. It almost broke me seeing you rendered helpless, your body connected to a network of tubes, lines and sensors. But it was an illusion. You were not helpless nor disabled – nor silenced. You pushed through the post op grog to save your own life. Even laid out, drugged, and restrained, you were strong, defiant and in control.

And I just know that it is that very defiance and strength that will push you through the procedure, the pain and the recovery. You will come out the other side - better. I am counting on it.


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