Sunday, December 14, 2008

Personal Update


After most the week in executive meetings in Greenville, I headed to Charlotte. Ran a half marathon Saturday morning. It was cool but not cold (about the freezing mark). Perfect day for a run. My time was 1:48:38 which was OK.

My mind was not on the run though, it was on my brother, Mark.

After the run, I had an ice water bath (it's a runner thing).

Then went to Chapel Hill to visit my brother Mark in intensive care the UNC hospital. He has lung cancer (and has never smoked which makes it seem unfair). On an hours notice, Mark decided to get married.




Brother Lyle does good updates on Mark at http://www.biofuels.coop/mark/. Lyle is a writer and writes poignantly. I cannot bear to write about it like he does.

2 Comments:

At 6:44 PM, Blogger FRANCESCA said...

Thank you for sharing this..it was very moving. It's a beautiful message that in illness there is always great hope - his decision to marry while in hospital is testament of a very special and deep love. My prayers for your brother Mark and his new bride..and of course, you and your family.

 
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous joanne said...

wonderful examples both of seizing the moment...and savoring the victories and opportunities in front of us every day...congratulations on all fronts.

 

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