Thursday, July 7, 2011

Almost in the Air

Our only update today was this morning. Seth had just come out of the ER for another washing of his wounds. He is still sedated, intubated and stable. They still hope to get him on a flight tomorrow--one week after the accident (is an intentionally set IED an accident?).

Thanks to a kind friend who has access to the Air-Evac folks, we learned just now that Seth is on the manifest to leave Germany tomorrow at 5:15 a.m. MDT and will arrive at Andersen AFB at 2:15 p.m. MDT. We are so happy for that news--and to our friend for digging around for us.
C-17--possibly what Seth is flying on

Random Reflections:
  • I have often thought of writing a blog, but, as any good English teacher knows, one must identify her purpose and her audience before embarking on any writing project; I have never been able to pin either down. Now that I have a specific purpose and an "identified" audience, I still find it difficult to know what to include and what not to include. Is this my blog? Seth's? Do I share my personal struggles, realizations and miracles, or Seth's--which, right now, are impossible to know. Is my purpose to simply inform, document or perhaps inspire?
  • In addition to Seth's healing, I pray that he knows how many people love and care about him and that those who are serving Bob and me are doing it only because they cannot serve Seth personally.

1 comment:

  1. Sylvia, I am reading your blog for the first time...and the emotions I went through and continue to go through because of a tragic event in my own life have all resurfaced. Your concern about identifying an audience and a purpose caused me to reflect on something Dr. Shondell Knowlton said would help me begin to understand the PTSD she said I might be going through. She said: "Write, Write, Write- You are not trying to solve anything or come to any conclusions, just write. Don’t censure your writing it can be good, bad or ugly. You can hide this writing, keep it in a safe, share it, or even burn it later if you want too. Some clients have pages of scribbling and angry holes poked through the pages. Some have curse words written huge on one page and spiritual insights on the next. If you don’t have a benevolent listener it is especially important but even if you do Write, write, write." I'm sure you realize, now, after these past few years, how important your writing about all these emotions was.