I spent some time with a friend today as she waited to hear how her Mother was fairing during open heart surgery. Tense and anxious were the emotions in the room; levity in the form of jigsaw puzzles helped ease these.
|FAMILY - always! ... Will forever be...|
As of now it is post-surgery and recovery will be a long haul. Extremes did happen here - from feeling utterly frightened - to cautiously optimistic. And such goodness also, that this family be gathered together again.
Tomorrow morning a very happy and special meeting will take place. A long time due and dreamt oft!
That beautiful friend of mine (with challenges aplenty) has overcome many obstacles to come to a point of good health and life restored. The plan is to meet midway betwixt our homes - 3 of us - again! Our faces have not smiled at one another for months. Laughter and chatter will rattle peoples eardrums, I'm sure! I am so very proud of her accomplishments. I feel much more assured at this sustained wellness. There is an actual sensation of fullness in my heart.... swelling.... gratitude! Her life has been saved. It is a wonderful world! I have the opportunity to glimpse into the eyes of what feels like a long-lost-friend... she really was not... yet there we will be seated side-by-side sharing our stories as if nothing has changed! And truly so much has changed and still so much is the same! The wonder of life...