As I sit by the beach on this beautiful morning, remembering where we were last year for Easter is not far from mind. Last Easter, our little family spent much of the holiday at Duke Children's Hospital following spinal cord surgery. I remember feeling much joy that my daughter was being discharged from the hospital but I also remembering a lot of fear to take my fragile daughter home with this massive wound on her back. I was afraid to hold her, let anyone else hold her, and even to lay her down for a nap.
Today she's swimming, jumping, and following her cousins around as fast as she can. My heart and prayers are with all the families at Duke this Easter. We send our best wishes that tomorrow will be better.