66. Second Chances
Margaret had her surgery the next day. Felix stayed with her until they wheeled her into the operating room. He was still sitting with her husband when she came out of surgery. He got the older man coffee, checked with the nurses for updates, and left only to donate blood. A nurse assumed he was their son, and said they’d done a good job raising him.
Felix, who had broken his parents’ hearts many times pursuing his addictions, was reminded of the good son he had once been. “They did,” he said, meaning his own parents. “I’m grateful they gave me a second chance,” he added, this time referring to Margaret and her husband.
Today I will be grateful for second chances, whoever or whatever the source.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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