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Garth Callaghan

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Grit is silent, but strong

WGarth Callaghan

Writing out 28 extra notes

Writing out 28 extra notes

Grit is usually quiet, but ready to be there when you need it.

Grit is getting up at 5 AM when you’re dog tired.
Grit is not paying attention to the headache.
Grit is just wiping away the nosebleed.
Grit is ignoring nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  
Grit is working through the fatigue and muscle pain.

Grit is handling your side effects to write out 28 napkin notes in the dark of the morning because it’s what you do. You’d never dream of sending your daughter off without notes. You’d never allow your side effects to get the best of you and stop you from writing over and over, until 28 were completed. Grit is ignoring the lump in your throat as you count up 28 notes, one for each day she’ll be gone.

Grit is overlooking the fear of sending your daughter away for four weeks because it will be a wonderful experience for her.

Grit is silent, but strong.


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