Aunt Joan’s Out of the Hospital

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This is how Aunt Joan used to travel.

Well, they weren’t pulling my leg yesterday. Aunt Joan is now out of the hospital and back in her own bed at the nursing home. Her condition has stabilized, she’s out of danger: God has heard our prayers.

Joan has long since lost the power of speech, so there’s no way to know what she’s thinking. I like to think she’s reliving her world travels, but of course I don’t know. Maybe she’s already in communion with the saints. There’s so much we can’t know. But if we knew everything, what would we do with our faith?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “Aunt Joan’s Out of the Hospital

  • Erlene

    Praise the Lord! It is great to know your aunt is back and her life
    continues, as we prayed. God is good!


  • Linda Sorci

    Praise and thanksgiving to our Father! He continually demonstrates His love for us in many ways. Answering our prayers is one of them.

    Lee, did you say that one of your aunts kept a journal of their travels? Wouldn’t it be fun to read it to Aunt Joan during your visits? (Like in the Notebook – great movie). You may not see the reaction, but I’d be willing to bet her mind would once again revisit some of those places.


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