Nitty Gritty Dirty Grief


It has been record-breaking hot in Colorado and we have been plagued with horrible fires.

Today hubby and I woke up to heat, haze and the smell of burning wood in the air. Our lovely mountains, just five miles away could not be seen.


We decided we would spend the day inside- the movies, Men in Black III. We go to about one movie a year so it sounded nice and I was happy to get out of our (Gasp!) non-air conditioned home!

It turns out the movie was very funny. Hubby and I spilt some popcorn and a smuggled coke. We held hands, it was almost a date!

There was an alien in the movie who could see the future but all different versions depending on what the person did next. He talked about miracles…

“A miracle,” he said, “is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.”

This hit a cord in me. I thought of our Courage Classic Team and that we are half-way to our $50,000 goal. I thought this would never be possible. $50,000 is a lot of money! A lot of money! And we just might make it.

And in my mind, that would be the impossible that happened anyway…..a miracle.

And so I cried, in the middle of Men of Black. And hubby squeezed my hand. He is used to seeing me cry in movies.

Tonight our books Living Well with Mitochondrial Disease are in and will be distributed to families in the Mitochondrial clinic…..not impossible but still very, very cool.

And it rained. If only for a brief time, fat rain drops plunked on the ground and were eaten up by the earth. It’s a little cooler and the air smells fresh.

Impossible? I hope not but still very, very cool.

Wanna donate to our miracle? You can right here

To the impossible.

2 thoughts on “Miracles”

  1. Yes! The fires are crazy!!! We have a town home by Garden of the Gods. Just wanted to let you know that my father-in-law gave me the book–my son has mito. It's been wonderful to read it and relate to so many of the things in it. It really helps to know there are other people out there who are having or have had similar experiences. Just thought you'd like to know :)….And-here's to our little miracles 🙂


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