I've been away for a few days so I thought I'd catch y'all up on what's been going on. My wife suffered a ruptured blood vessel in her brain Tuesday (11/27) while we were out hunting. Praise the Lord it happened right in the yard of the property owner where we'd been hunting and I didn't have to make the decision to leave her alone to go get help, or to stay with her. She was evacuated by medflight to a hospital in Fairfax (Va.) where they performed emergency surgery, and no doubt saved her life. I was told she was close to dead when she got there. With a lot of prayer from a lot of people, literally all over the world, and by the grace and the mercy of God, she came out of the coma (drug induced) today, and is talking, has full use of her body as best we can tell anyway, drinking, eating ice, rolling her eyes at bad jokes, and knows who people are, and their names and such. She even remembered the brand of cat food she buys, and where she gets it. (Wal-Mart..where else?) She still has a long way to go, but Praise be to God that it appears that she's turned a corner. "It's not the end. It's not even the beginning of the end. But it's the end of the beginning." (Winston Churchill) Pray for her please. She's not out of the woods yet.