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8 and 6 weeks out from 2 brain surgeries
The Storm by jlsavell
 Category:  Family Non-Fiction
  Posted: November 18, 2013      Views: 177

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My Journal...November 11, 2013

On my eldest daughter's wall rests a quotable quote. It's rather non-descript: for it blends nicely into the comfortable warm surroundings of her home. I've read it many times maintaining an affinity to its wisdom but not fully appreciating its truth, till now. The quote?,
' Life isn't about trying to avoid the storms, rather about learning to dance in the rain.'

The reason till now? Sarah. My beautiful granddaughter who suffered a life-threatening brain bleed twelve weeks ago. She is a defiant, a bold, and a courageous Captain of only nine. The Herculean storm our family was unwillingly subjected to pass through left a devastating wake of fear and of uncertainty, a disabled compass, and, consequently, a loss of direction. Sarah's family stood loyally by her side praying fervently for the only Captain of this arduous, frightening journey to bring us-all of us- safely to the shore of hope. She did. 

Today, twelve weeks out from this life-threatening storm, we rejoice greatly and we exhale; for our Captain Sarah musters incredible strength and dauntless will to repair and renew a disabled compass. Her difficult walk to starboard is an undertaking that cannot be described except that it is truly awe-inspiring. Her laughter comforts us. She struggles putting one foot in front of the other, constantly striving for balance, but then her eyes turn toward us with a big sparkle telling us that we will all dance in the rain. She knew how to anchor us is this horrific storm; we just had to believe in our Captain. 


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Written while staying with Sarah last week in Texas Children's for rehabilitation. Thank you for reviewing.

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