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Sunrise Over Springdale

My mom is still in the hospital. We still don’t know what is causing her severe pain. We do know a few things that are not causing pain and that is giving me some peace of mind.

To see this kind of pain so close is difficult. It’s difficult to share more than that right now. My family is being amazing. Being close to family, not necessarily physically close but emotionally close, is always the best thing during times of crisis. I’m lucky to have such giving siblings.

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I’m hopeful we’ll know more today, but I’m still holding my breath.

  • americanrecluse

    I love this photo very much. Love the crisp lines (and honestly I appreciate the absence of the flashy sun itself – it gives the rest of the players in this show a chance to shine).

    Fingers crossed they find a way to help your mom. I’m glad for you that your family is close. Hold on to them.

  • patches23

    You know the show Mad Men and the Rothko that was hanging in Cooper’s office? This photo has that vibe.

    Best wishes to your mom and to you, Jon.

  • Amanda Brumfield

    So sorry Jon, I hope they figure out what is going on and that she can get some relief very soon.

  • Mindy Williams

    Thinking of and praying for your mom. I’m glad you have your family to bolster one another’s spirits and lean on one another.

  • Seth Ditchik

    Very much reminds me of the cover for Brian Eno and Robert Fripp’s album “Evening Star.” Best wishes for a swift recovery for your mother.

  • Robin Dearing

    I hope your mom gets relief from the pain and is well soon.

  • Beth Rich George

    I’ve still got her in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping they figure it out soon.

  • Mia Sorcinelli

    Hope your mom gets better soon!! My mom got really sick a while back and it was horrible. Hang in there.

  • Kristan

    Fingers crossed!

    Btw, absolutely lovely shot.

  • blurb

    Thanks, everybody. I really appreciate your support.

  • Marjorie Kohn Hamilton

    This is an amazing shot, BTW

    • blurb

      Thank you