Tonight the clouds looked like northern lights. Tonight was a difficult night at work. The usual challenges, just more of them. Nothing smooth. I’ve been sleep deprived for a while. Yesterday was another unexpected trip to Fairbanks, more medical testing for my son’s TBI. A little sleep, back to nightshift. Some days I’m not sure of who I am, where I am, or when I am. I am damn sure not clear on any plan God, god, the universe has.
Then, on a chilly windy night, gray moody skies and flat light, a splash of color appears. Not long. Long enough. And I remember my family sleeps safe tonight. For all the medical hardships we have faced, we will wake up in the morning (or afternoon, for me). Not everyone will have that opportunity. Some will die tonight, in a foreign land, far from family. Here at home. By violence, disease, misfortune. By their own hand (blesses the 22). Many of our lives are not easy, yet we will be gifted another day to breathe the air, feel the sun, have a child’s hand reach for ours...for those who fought and died so we could live the life we do, for those who rest forever in another land, for those who find the return home too much...sincerest thanks from me and my family. Live large in Val Halla. #memorialday#somegaveallallgavesome#somegaveall #🇺🇸 #thankyou