I must really pay close attention to what I post. I hope I didn’t come across as needy yesterday. Or, even worse, as pitiful. No sooner do I put out the post then offers started coming in to get me stuff.One thing I learned through this tragedy is just how little “stuff” I need. I’ve grown a liking to not even wanting stuff. It really gives me a feeling of power and independence to not rely on material belongings or acts/symbols of status.
I’m not embellishing at all when I tell you I lived out of a backpack for a year while Ryan was in one hospital or another. Sue splurged and lived out of a oversized-suitcase. The nerve of her!
I had everything I needed, plus a laptop and cell phone. Obviously, this is not living the high life. Still, it gave me a simplicity that I sincerely appreciate.
I really do appreciate all the offers. It’s touching how people care for me. It’s also quite humbling. My concern is I might have appeared to be using this blog for personal gain. I never want that to be the case. Ever.
Sue & Kari
The ladies headed out for NYC early this morning. They were on the road a little after 5:00 AM. Provided they don’t hit any back-ups, this should have them settled-in before noon.
Sue will need to go in to work, but they will have the evenings and nights to paint the town. Further, I have no doubt Kari can keep herself occupied during the days.
Ryan has been putting together some very peaceful days and nights. I’m sure having Kari’s presence in the house helps. Her energy is at a different level than I can offer. It’s good for him.
I love this picture (above). Kari exhausted herself working with Ryan. Half in the bed, she laid her head on his chest and went out like a light. I can only imagine the comfort they both felt in that time.