Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas, Winter Solstice to everyone!
Due to a family emergency I am in Rochester NY and not Florida. Deb is here with me, and we are watching over our oldest daughter, helping her any way we can. Kelly is doing well now, but there was an awfully scary moment for us all, and I was in Atlanta trying to get back to her, and Debra was frantically trying to fly out of Florida at the same time. The feeling of helplessness was overwhelming. We are blessed to have had Eric and his family by Kelly's side during the emergency surgery, and we are forever grateful for that. Kelly is recovering nicely, and on her way to being healthy again. Phew. Deep breath for everyone.
As we sit here waiting for news on Kelly's visit with her doctor/surgeon, we see on the TV that our old hometown of Webster has lost 2 volunteer firemen trying to put out a blaze. They were shot to death. Two more firemen are in the hospital fighting for their lives, because they were shot at trying to save lives. There are possibly two shooters. Sometimes this holiday season brings out the worst in people. Maybe if it wasn't so much about gift giving, and more about enjoying time together things would be different.
On a positive note, we met some of the most caring people at Rochester General Hospital. Nurses, Doctors, Tech's and volunteers were very special to us and our daughter. We are forever grateful.
We are reminded again how fragile life can be. Enjoy every day if you can.
Paul and Deb