Taking challenges day-by-day while counting our blessings

For the last couple of days, Jim and I have been feeling that we are finally beginning to emerge from a long, dark tunnel that we’ve been in for almost a full month.

I’m not going to dwell on a lot of specifics because I’m anxious to soak in the light and sunshine that lies ahead of us now. Suffice it to say that while in that tunnel, which we entered with Jim’s lumbar surgery on June 27, we encountered and handled — with the amazing help of our family — not only the surgery . . .