“No,” Barbara said.
“Oh my God!” Lourie says with tears streaming down her face. “That’s so great.”
It is not often that the word “no” brings tears to someone’s eyes, but every little step is important for Barbara. She had a stroke a few months ago and is slowly recovering from it. When I last saw her she could not talk and she could not move her arms. Now she is doing both.
There are always a bunch of families that get together for New Years in my church. We play card games.
“Stop looking at my cards,” Nicole says. “I know that you cheat!”