Deborah’s next surgery is scheduled three days later, and the entire Hall family retreats to Rocky Top to spend those three days praying and thinking together as a family. For Hall, their oasis is less of a retreat and more of a war room.
Hall tells Deborah that this battle is likely to take a year, and then they will celebrate their victory with a parade, like soldiers returning victoriously from war. In that year, they will experience tears, pain, and fears; however, he reminds her that pain makes life fuller and richer. Moore’s Aunt Etha always told him that good medicine...
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