We all “watch” our children. We watch them as infants. We watch them as they grow into adulthood. I have watched my daughter grow into a mother of two beautiful girls. I have watched her as she has mastered motherhood with grace and assured my granddaughters a future filled with confidence, moral grounding and love. I have recently watched her with her knowing smile and telling eyes suppress a deep, fear-teased scream that struggles for release. Anguish.
3rd time a charm? The 3rd time only confirms what you already know – that the surgery is traumatizing emotionally and physically- That recovery is slow and a constant reminder of the why and the whats to come.
Jessica is the strongest, bravest person I have ever known. She has stared-down a disease requiring three major brain surgeries to date with a grace that astonishes.
Jessica is a real life hero! I will continue to “Watch” my real-life hero – I will always be amazed at her strength and courage – I will always, of course, love her without condition.