So today I will spend a couple hours in the hospital and then I will come home and spend some time with my wonderful boyfriend before heading out to appreciate the company of some amazing friends. It never ceases to surprise me how times of struggle can remind me how incredibly good my life is. I don't want to ever take that for granted.
Friday, November 07, 2008
knowing the things we cannot change
Today is a bit of a return to normalcy for me. My friend Gretchen is in a coma and it is unlikely that her condition will change in the next couple of days. I hold on to hope that she will get better. Maybe some of it is irrational because I've been fortunate enough to have friends come through worse (though the hard thing about head injuries is that each person's recovery is so unpredictable). Maybe some of it is because I am a glass half full person. And definitely some of it is because I know that my friend is young and strong and healthy. If I hadn't realized her strength before, spending the last day with her mom would have reinforced that for me.