SEPTEMBER 12–Thank You

Little Matches, CF, Caitlin O'Hara
August 14, 2016. Caitlin and Andrew at Singing Beach, Manchester, MA

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.




Author: kittenupdates

I am the author of CASCADE and LITTLE MATCHES: A Memoir of Grief and Light

13 thoughts on “SEPTEMBER 12–Thank You”

  1. What a beautiful daughter you have. You remain in my heart and prayers. So glad Caitlin got to walk the beach.

  2. My wishes for Caitlin do not change. I think of her and you, constantly, and want her to have the help she needs to have a long, wonderful life. She is a beautiful, wonderful young woman, and I am a huge fan. My prayers are with you constantly! So glad she could go to the beach. It feels so good. Much love, always…. bobbi robins

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