Susan’s words: “The truth was all we had left,” caused me to stay, feeling like I was sitting on the bottom of the ocean’s floor, breathless, turning the pages; captivated. I felt like I was there, traveling through time, flying high to New York, and then frightened and angry at the news of the doctor’s grim report. The author’s writing style allowed me access in the hospital with her and Jeff; I felt both grateful and sad, watching as she stood by his bedside. Transfixed, I witnessed waves of emotions crashing into her because of the awesomeness of her decision to stay, to care, to serve, and to remain, committed to love.
Thank you, Susan. Your story raises the standard, not only for our commitment to marriage but also for our connectedness to our humanity. I will read this treasure again and again.