I recently began reading a blog by the Gort family -- who have two children with special needs. Gina, the mother, wrote a fascinating post about taking a hiatus of a month to re-energize herself from the heavy caregiving demands. Her husband Tim was going to take over care of their children -- including Gwen, who is in hospital following an orthopedic surgery to straighten her back. I was looking forward to hearing all about Gina's month off, but today read that her hiatus has been interrupted because Gwen needs a tracheotomy to treat sleep apnea, which means a second surgery in the next couple of days.
The good news is that Gwen will be home for Christmas.
I'm sending the Gort family this winter heart -- a photo I took at Cherry Beach on Lake Ontario this morning. I hope it gives them courage and peace over the next few days. Louise