Yippee for Bandar! And her family in Virginia! And for Sophie and Steve!!!
Enjoying an adult beverage during our final
night out together, this week at Friday's
Anytime this week Bandar sneezed or cleared her throat Sophie jumped.
"You're not getting sick, right? You can't get sick," she'd say.
A major cold or respiratory infection could screw up everything. We've been counting on Bandar getting on that flight.
And then we got a bit of a scare yesterday with our first major snowfall of the season.
All of this a healthy reminder of what's at the essence of the Serenity Prayer.
So this week we prayed. For good health and clear weather. No delays, no missed or canceled flights. And what do you know? God answered our prayers. Bandar's in Virginia!
Now that she's checked in with us to let us know she arrived safely, we can take a breath and begin our second Bandar-less break this year (the first was a one-month respite in July). Aside from two other short breaks since Bandar moved in with us in June of 2009, our life has been every day with Bandar. Morning. Noon. And night. Every. Day. With. Bandar.
Caregivers need these breaks. We are so grateful to have family to help share the load, that Bandar's well enough to travel and stay elsewhere and to have friends and family to keep us in their prayers. Now, we're praying again for good health, clear weather and a happy five weeks for everyone in Bandar's life.