The wonderful folks at St Peter’s are going to pull together and give me a break while we sort out the road ahead. As you may know, Sabine’s sister and her husband, Ken, joined us for on Friday morning for the bone marrow biopsy. They are two of our best friends. Sabine had to use a wheelchair because she is getting that weak. We have an appointment tomorrow morning at our clinic and they will draw blood and see how she is managing. Barbara will stay with us through Wednesday when we expect to get the full diagnosis and a plan of attack.
We both want to thank all of you for your loving thoughts and prayers and offers of support. Just remember, we are in this for the long run and we most likely will take you up on your offers in the future. Right now we want to be as alone as possible and process this setback.
Ken and I went snowshoeing in the woods this morning and this poem came into my heart. As many of you know, our woods at New Journey Farm are an important part of our relationship since those days over 25 years ago. We called the farm “New Journey Farm” and so it still is… another New Journey.
Again, thank you all for your love and prayers. Here’s the poem:
This snowy morning
you were too weak to go
into our woods
and see the snowy-latticed trees
and puffy snow
so i walked the trails
pressed by our feet
for so many years
in the palm of my heart