Dear Good, Kind, Loving Friends and Family,
Today is the day that we Bradfords decided it’s time to put chaos behind us. We’ve spent enough time here at the first stop of the ‘brain tumor circuit’ and it’s time now to pull out. Hopefully the second stop will be easier to make sense of than the first one. (Bet ya didn’t know that chaos was the first stop on the tour! We only just learned that ourselves.)
Now, when I say ‘chaos’ I’m not talking about a small adjustment here and there. I’m talking about the chaos you find at a small Eastern European airport. Nothing works unless it works poorly. There’s no way to maintain any sense of direction — so you can only guess where to go, how to go, why to go, or if to go. I’ve spent the last two weeks — in fact, all the Bradfords have spent the last two weeks — in a world of confusion. Two weeks in chaos, but that’s about to come to an end because this morning we held a meeting of the ‘Keep Pam Well’ committee and decided that we’re going to start to make some sense of this weird and wonderful trip we’re all on.
The essential ingredient is communication — we need all of you, so we want you all to know what we need. We need you to know when we need to be quiet. So, please, no calls or visits between the hours of 8 pm and 8 am. Second, we need prayer — and while you’re praying for me, send some special prayers for my co-partners in the journey: my wonderful daughter Liqa and my earnest (and sometimes frustrating!) husband Paul.
Well, I guess I really don’t have a lot to say, sothat’s it for now. You’ll be hearing from me again soon. I love you all!