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 itself (which went very well), but complications that involved 3 runs to the ER (2 by ambulance) in two weeks’ time. The whole experience was then capped off, last week, by a positive diagnosis of Covid and the resulting quarantine for us both.

We began this past week feeling so much better and both of us are ready to take on something other than our health issues as much as possible.

Jim is going to begin his physical therapy journey here at home through Home Health and we are hopeful that he will be able to regain the strength in his legs and back that he needs to walk upright for short distances in order to do and see the things we are anxious to experience.

Together we’ll take it day-by-day, as we have been doing, and work toward that goal. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers.