Friday, September 11, 2009

rear view mirror

closer than they appear
One of my friends says “miracles happen all the time.” I’m not sure I believe that, but the outlook for my sister is looking infinitely better than it did yesterday.

This morning, it was dark and cold and, everywhere, flags were flying at half mast. But I’d driven almost all the way to work before I managed to remember why.


(photo by (and of) Gray)

37 comments:

Furrow said...

Oh my g! It's about time for some good news. May it get better and better and better. Massive hugs to you.

9/11 -- I forgot, too. Life goes on, eh?

slouchy said...

i'm so happy to hear that.

Trish said...

What encouraging news! I pray that it gets a little better each day.

SouthernGal said...

I'm so glad there is good news - and hopefully there will only be more in days to come.

Tash said...

hopefully a step forward -- without another backwards slide. At least for a while.

I was having an incredibly shitty morning until I realized what day it was, and decided it wasn't really so shitty after all.

Alexicographer said...

I came by to check on you ... glad to hear your sister's situation is looking better.

rachel said...

So glad to hear encouraging news. Your sister remains in my thoughts and prayers.

Alexicographer said...

Er, "check on you" in a friendly, not weird/stalkerish way!

leanne said...

So very glad that your sister is doing better. Keeping you all in my thoughts...

Julia said...

Oh, this is so very good to hear. The article you linked to yesterday was v v scary. May she be in the very top of the 10% from that article.

Trying to write a date in the corner of my class notes today-- 9/.... errr... oh, DUH!

But also, birthday of a kid brother of Monkey's classmate.

Which Box said...

forward and backward. It's a long haul.

And I am annoying as I can't seem to get anything done right and/or on time this week.

Alison said...

That is very good to hear. Thinking of you xx

erica said...

I hope this is just the beginning of a good news trend.

If miracles exist, I'd like to think one of us could have one.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping your sister's condition improves and continues to improve. Best of luck to her, and as importantly maybe, best of care.

Magpie said...

I'm happy to hear that - continued good healing to her.

Sue said...

Certainly understandable, considering all that's going on in your life.

So glad to hear of yor sister's improvement. Hoping it is just the beginning of many positive steps toward healing.

You and your family are in my thought, Niobe.

dj said...

Verry happy to hear that. I knew it since ...

painted maypole said...

well, I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about how annoying I am, so I'm sure that helped. ;)

k@lakly said...

I read that there are 10% with the same injury who do make recovery. It sure would be nice, for once, to have something GOOD happen when you land on the low odds/ rare statistical side of things.
Hope...it's what keeps us going.

areyoukiddingme said...

Glad to hear there's some encouraging news...I hope the news just keeps getting better.

Lindsay said...

I ma so glad that your sister is doing better. I hope she keeps getting better.
Thank you, and I'm sure you know what for..
I've had your sister and your little one and the GC in my prayers and will keep them there.

Betty M said...

Glad to hear things are improving. My family has had a miracle recovery recently - a survived ruptured aortic aneurysm - so hoping yo too get on the good side of bad stats.

Amelie said...

That's great news. I hope she continues to get better. And, to answer your question from yesterday, I'm boring.

Aunt Becky said...

Finally, some good news.

xoxo

angie said...

It feels good to exhale...beautiful news, and hoping there is more in the offing. xo.

afteriris said...

Oh that's brilliant news. I'm so glad.

Cara said...

Oh, thank goodness you are getting some good news.

Hoping nothing but good things for the future!

Emily said...

*exhale*

So happy to hear good news, Niobe.

Continuing to pray and put positive thoughts into the firmament for you...

Azaera said...

So glad to hear she's doing better. Hope it continues to improve.

Caro said...

Here's hoping she continues to improve.

Heather said...

That's great news. Let's hope it continues, that would be so nice.

Christine said...

good, good, good.

looks like gray is a great photographer like his mother. how is handling all that is going on?

passingwindows said...

I am so glad to hear this, so so glad.

Beautiful photo. Gray has inherited your gift.

And your comment in an earlier post, "It's what we expected, but it's not what we wanted" captures it perfectly and so succintly.

lifecanbeashit said...

Huge hugs to you!
Im so glad to read things are a little better with your sister. Im not sure what happened to her but I can tell you I totally understand your stress. Last year my sister had a cold in the morning and was in a coma by the afternoon. A super bug had got hold of her and we nearly lost her. I know how worried you must be.
HUgs
xxx

Carly Marie said...

xxx

Kristin said...

Continuing to pray that a miracle comes your way.

Once A Mother said...

continuing to keep you and your sister in my prayers