How lucky. We got to go home for six glorious weeks. It was harder to be there, in many ways (logistics-wise), but totally worth it. Restorative. Caitlin got her wish to walk on the beach, and reports that although she is smiling in the picture, she’s also crying with happiness.
With hurricane season at our heels, and flu season approaching, we returned to Pittsburgh. We are lucky here. Our apartment is very easy for Caitlin to navigate. It’s comfortable and lovely, and we’ve got the kindest neighbors, plus other new-found friends in this great city.
Anyone who knows Caitlin knows that she is the kind of person who answers her texts and emails, who always hand-writes “Thank You” cards. But she’s been struggling a bit lately, and was in the hospital for the past week, starting a course of IV meds and dealing with some other medical issues. She came home yesterday to finish the IV meds and to try and recuperate in a way that’s difficult in the hospital.
She just wants everyone to know how much she appreciates the care and concern and the prayers and good thoughts and texts and messages. It’s just sometimes hard to respond these days.