Holding on

July 16, 2004

Thank you for your lovely messages and sweet prayers. I think they’re working, because my mom told me last night that Grandma is feeling better. She’s not out of the hospital yet, but she might be released this weekend if her health continues to improve. I feel so grateful. I can see her on that hospital bed making mental notes of everything she’s going to do when she gets back home. I can see my mom sitting beside her with a solemn smile.

I have to confess that I am still scared, but I am not going to let the worry weigh me down. Instead, I think I’ll write my grandmother a letter. I’ll tell her how happy I am that she’s in my life. I’ll tell her that it’s undeniably summer and I’m going to celebrate by jumping in the pool. I’ll tell her about my sun-kissed porch garden, the funny flip-flop tan on my feet and the gigantic juicy strawberries I bought at the market. I’ll worry about everything else when, and if, I have to.


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