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Chapter 21–Saying Goodbye to the Storm

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of … Continue reading

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Chapter 20–Every Storm That Comes, Also Comes to an End

Throughout this brainstorm, there were many times I felt that we were at a turning point—for the worse. But the next few days were the most critical we had ever faced. We took more pictures than I did writing—explanation is … Continue reading

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Chapter 19–The Storm Is Almost Over

At this point, I am marking the days.  That means that I look at the date in my journal, and, since I know when the brainstorm ends, I can count how many days are left.  Mind you, while I lived this in … Continue reading

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Chapter 18–There Are Some Things You Can Only Learn in a Storm.

Did you ever avoid doing something because it was difficult?  That’s where I am today as I type this next chapter.  You can probably tell by the narrative that Roger’s time on earth is short.  And that means as I … Continue reading

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Chapter 17–Comfort Is on the Horizon

And so it begins:  the beginning of the end of the beginning. November 11, 2014 You will recall that we had made the decision to call in hospice, and it was confirmed while Roger was getting fluids at a local … Continue reading

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Chapter 16–I Thought the Hardest Part of the Storm Was Over

I had been through some difficult days.  I knew the end would be difficult.  But the time to make a painful decision had come, and it hurt.  It really hurt.  It was a decision that I expected to make one day.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 15–Sometimes You Do What You Gotta Do

You do what you have to do in an emergency. For example, Jeanne Campbell, who has broken bones in her legs, was sitting in her Lewisburg, West Virginia, home when a massive storm barreled through late last week and a … Continue reading

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Chapter 14 – Blessings in Respite

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops What if Your healing comes through tears What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 – Getting Worse and Not Seeing the Signs

Each day got worse. When you are living in real time, things obvious to the outsider are not so clear to you. I know I was still afraid and frustrated by not knowing exactly how things would progress, but I think back … Continue reading

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Chapter 12 – It’s Coming and There Is Nothing You Can Do To Stop It.

The Train Wreck Is Coming Pardon the digression from the storm analogy, but this quote fits this blog perfectly.  Shauna Emmons shared this on a site I frequent, and I asked if I could share it.  She said yes. Healing and … Continue reading

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