just like that

Yesterday we couldn't even keep up with the mood changes.



I tried with poetry, silly songs, the Bible. Julie just muscled her through with happiness and joy.


me: "Let's leave yesterday for the good of tomorrow, mom."


She loved that. I wrote it down in big purple letters and set it in front of her.

mom: "That is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Can I use that in my next book? Of course I would put your name on it..."


And then, tears. So i made up a little ditty to stop her cycling and cycling over that "ghastly thing that happened."


me: "no more darkness, no more tears, looking forward, no more fear


all is well and all is good, God is in the neighborhood."

mom: "no, it's "God is in YOUR neighborhood."

me: "Ok, perfect."




She is wearing her new slippers from L. L. Bean. Still keeping her red bag close, in case we're going "home." She's got her Roseburg, Oregon apron on!!! She is beginning to eat, although, she will hold out for ice cream just like a three year old. She is walking, (although she would never admit it) with so much less pain already. Steady on.


Your kind kind wishes are such a buoy. Thank you all.


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