Friday, November 15, 2013

End In Sight

To my son Tommy,

When you are struggling through with anything in life, it helps immensely if you have an end in sight.  A date on the calendar for an anticipated resolution can do wonders for your attitude.  Today we got the date of December 12th for your mom's bowel resection surgery that hopefully will give her some relief from her present woes.  It isn't much of a change in what we expected to wait though it did shave off a couple weeks on the original estimate.  For the most part you wouldn't think your mom shouldn't be happy with "By the way you have to stay on clear liquids and can't eat for almost another month"  but just having a date, an end, a light at the end of the tunnel gives us all such joy and hope!  Of course, I remember what Mr. Murphy and his laws warned about the light at the end of a tunnel... it may be the headlamp of the oncoming train.  Here's hoping Mr.Murphy wasn't an optimist.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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