[UPDATED BELOW]
Kara is going in for surgery today.

It's an out-patient thing, and nothing inherently life-threatening. It's more of a "quality of life" kind of procedure. But the final result is that it will effectively end our chances of being "natural" parents.

We've come to grips with that. For a while now, we've discussed adoption, and we've come to think of that as not only an option but a calling for us. After taking a good look around, we've noticed that there are plenty of kids out there who are living in a screwed up world, with few options open to them. So we think it might just be one of our purposes in life to make sure a kid or two has a good home that they wouldn't otherwise have had.

It doesn't make things easier, per se. But it does make us feel better about it.

Anyway, I'd appreciate prayers, well-wishes, and any other form of positive energy you guys could send our way today. Kara appreciates it, believe me. And so do I.

[UPDATE]
Kara is home and doing fine! She's hurting a little and she's still a bit groggy and nauseated from the pain killers, but otherwise she pulled through great. Thanks a lot for your prayers and well-wishes!


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Kevin Tumlinson is the author of numerous novels, novellas, and non-fiction books, and the host of the Wordslinger Podcast. Try three of his best books for free when you download his starter library at kevintumlinson.com/starterlibrary.
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