weekend lookback, september 29

My dear friends, we got word on Friday evening that Neel's father is very ill. It's been a weekend filled with many emotions ranging from worry to agitation and even gratitude. Today, or tomorrow, or possibly Wednesday or Thursday (you know how hospitals are), he'll undergo a procedure that will hopefully provide him with some relief, and soon Neel will make his way to be with his dad.

It's hard for us to be so far away. I'm filled with gratitude for Neel's family, who are bearing the burden of worry and hospital visits and managing information. I know far too well how long and troubling those days can be. I'm so grateful that they are all there. Neel's uncle and our sister-in-law are both physicians, and they are doing the heavy lifting of obtaining and delivering information, and this has been incredibly helpful.  As of yesterday, Neel's dad's spirits were good, so that lifts us all up. And still.

It's hard to be so far away. Please hold us all in the light. We'll take all the kind thoughts you can spare.