So I started this daunting project of cleaning out my friend's room, in order to make it a comfortable space for when he is discharged from the hospital and able to come home. When we began, I wasn't sure if he was ever going to come home, he was in a coma on a ventilator and no one was sure what was going to happen to him. Now, thanks to the grace of god, western medicine, and his amazing resolve, my friend is awake, alive, and walking and talking like never before. What a wonderful turn of events.
Upon visiting him tonight in the hospital, I showed him the photos I took of his new room. Crisp and clean, free of clutter and debris, complete with new furniture to fit his needs, it will be a great fresh start to his much needed health overhaul. I was nervous to show him the pictures, afraid he might be upset at my "when in doubt, throw it out" attitude, I couldn't have been more wrong. His eyes glistened with tears and his jaw hit the floor as he viewed the incredible transformation. He couldn't stop staring, blown away by the immensity of the change, overwhelmed with gratitude and disbelief. A truly beautiful moment to behold. I cannot wait to see how he reacts when he is ready to come home to live, I hope it will be the new start he so desperately needs.