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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Joyful, Joyful

The first thing I want to say is THANK YOU. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been "with us" throughout this long ordeal and have sent good thoughts, vibes, wishes, and prayers for our sweet Jeff. We have a long way to go, so please keep them coming!

Secondly, I'm overjoyed to report that Jeff was released from the hospital and is now home. His dad told me this morning that though he is still weak and extremely skinny, he is so happy to be home. It goes without saying that we are all thrilled beyond belief and personally, I can't wait to be on the "culinary team" that is going to help to fatten him up. That made his dad laugh, which again, was music to my ears. Of course, it will be another week or so before I can make the "island grinds" he's wanting to eat. He's still on liquids and very soft foods. But I'm ready when he gives the word.

I can't believe that just two weeks ago we were hearing news that none of us wanted to hear, nor could we process. We know the realities and we're not naive. It's something we've all known for over two years now. But as I've mentioned before, it doesn't mean any of us, especially Jeff, was going to accept the dire news lying down. We, all of us, will fight. The struggle continues, and we will continue to fight. Your good thoughts and wishes hold us up and keep us going. All I know is that I'm grateful, and every single minute is more and more precious as we move forward.