My mom went into surgery Thursday with hopes for a full recovery and came out of surgery with…very different hopes. I was just going to post this quote–which describes what we’ve been feeling all weekend perfectly–but Doc and I were on a hike Sunday and you know what? The literal act of putting one foot in front of another is going to be the metaphor around here. You just keep going.¬†You carry the weight you have to and you adapt to it. You put one foot in front of the other–and you see beautiful things along the way.

We can do this. We still have hopes. We still have time. We still have love.