The first time I told the story was in the December 1986 issue of Family Computing magazine. On October 9, 2010, “Life-changing Grace,” a Living Lutheran blog post, remembered the 25th anniversary with gratitude.
I have not been as quick to write about this terrible-wonderful time. In the first months this was because, as a job seeker, I was counseled to refrain from public displays of vulnerability. I kept a December 31, 2010, post private for just that reason.
Now gainfully employed and up to my neck in transition, I still can’t quite wrap my head and heart around it all. I need an existential extension for this writing assignment. Maybe, by the time October 11, 2012, rolls around, I’ll be so fully immersed in current life that the second anniversary will barely register.
God bless us, everyone.