Diane Sawyer’s interview with Captain Mark Kelly the husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford was very well executed in showing the contrast and the reason for such an unlikely miraculous turn of event in crisis. The start of the interview was touched upon the couples’ diverse backgrounds both hereditary and religious differences. Another topic Diane Sawyer touched base on was their career paths kept then in constant separation also in the choice in living arrangements due to their occupations. The final conclusion of the marked differences is the negative side of political life that congresswoman Gifford faced and the risks of astronaut Kelly’s job curtails both presented a contrast to deal in the positive. What these focal points of differences one can surmise the similarities that each posses that cement the basis of their relationship and the strength that seeded their own miracle of survival. Though Tuesday’s night interview covered aspects of the Tucson massacre this was beyond the tragedy but a poignant display a family coping and own personal triumphs.
What was left for the viewer to witness is how these very differences were a collage of a quintessence bond. Each a descendant of diverse cultures embedded of surviving spirit that dealt with human calamity Gifford that of Jewish Holocaust and Kelly that of epic exodus of famine. Even though division by their callings of vocation they share the same importance for aspiration. Each had taken advantage of second chances in pursuing a relationship. Less idyllic situations ascertain the focal point an exceptional love. Durations were separation existed communicated and any shared time cherished in fullest measure. They discussed and executed a plan of action their religious differences envisioning a happy future. Their marriage union displayed a melding various acceptances people and different personal influence celebrated openly. Easily identifiable the current blanket of hope was woven by the couple in the very beginning of their union. That each shared a life overcoming obstacles in their own personal pursuits for happiness, duty and service.
Then the second half of the interview recede upon the despair of the crisis and revealed details into the emotions and the actual detail account of Gifford’s injuries. The odds the likely fatal outcome diverted by unlikely possibility. The revelation even heroes such as astronaut Mike Kelly powerless as anger or crushing anguish invades life and the struggle of composure when everything else seems to fall apart. Viewing this segment most intimate moment quintessentially few would share with the world. Including the disclosure of what has returned of his wife’s ability and optimistic application for inevitable restoration. The pink baseball pin commemorating a little girl who desired to be more and his choice hold back the tragic loss from her idol for another time acknowledges that the healing process even for the living is hard.
The interview’s conclusion rung upon the secret why such a miracle occurred for this couple and the strength of their marriage. It may even address and answer to a nation and U.S. politics that stands divided on recovery at this most hopeless of times. Captain Mark Kelly said it best, “Her ambition needs a goal, and I set up the schedule and look to see it happen.” Stating his strategy for seeking his wife’s recovery that by placing the goal will nurture for complete turnaround. Maybe much can be learned by a marriage of great perseverance: communicate despite the distance, regardless environment remain focused on what is important and set goals with a determined expectation. Maybe this is more than a trial of love but a vital illustration of where we should be in humanity at it’s finest to heal and restore our nation at its’ worst time. That impervious of human spirit is achievable by smallest measures of hope against daunting circumstances. If we are to see a beautiful day when we strive to overcome the loss and trauma, engage a plan despite any future recourse and in time healing foreseeable.