I have been absolutely gripped by the story of the trapped miners in Chile.
I have been reading about the psychological challenges they will face ascending from over 60 days underground. They have received counselling from a psychiatrist who supports NASA astronauts.
This evening a capsule will be inserted into a shaft and begin the extraction of 33 men. A trip taking about 30 minutes. The men could suffer clots, panic and even heart failure. They are each allowed to see and visit with 2 family members when the arrive at the top, while being whisked away for medical treatment.
In a very disciplined attempt to keep the rescued men from being overwhelmed by media, there are strictly enforced media restrictions.
The world will be watching and praying for these men tonight in what will be a riveting rescue.
It will be one time I won`t mind getting up with Gracie at 5 am (Valium not working).
God be with you tonight Miners of Chile.