The Aswer is Yes.

If you’ve ever wondered, when it came down to it, would you step into their place to keep your child from being in pain? Would you let them cut you open instead of her? The answer is yes. Without hesitation. In a blink of an eye. Yes. Please, yes.

But that’s not how life works. And it sucks.

But she’s amazing and I am just incredibly impressed. Such a brave, amazing, strong young woman.



Well, she’s in and out of the anesthesia. When she’s awake, she’s getting pretty sassy about wanting some water, which she can’t have for another hour.

For anyone not up to speed, in my family, getting sassy with the nurses is the single best indicator that a Maynard is on the way to recovery. So this makes me very happy.