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11/30/05 19:28:42 - Getting Closer
They also told MaryBeth yesterday that he is well on his way to being able to come home after Christmas. I'd like to say we're excited, but I don't think it's the right word. Usually it feels more like exhaustion. I imagine it's the same feeling a novice marathon runner gets at about mile 25. It's encouraging to know that it's almost over, sometimes even exhilarating. But mostly it's a feeling of complete fatigue. With us there is a bit of wariness mixed in, as well -- this definitely wouldn't be the first time we faced some kind of delay. We're very hopeful, though.
Okay, and maybe a bit excited, too.
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