I had the phone call that no one wants to receive.
My beautiful daughter-in-law is seriously ill.
Out of the Blue
I just returned from Alabama.
She was fine when I left.
She is a nurse who was busy taking care of others.
As I write this, she is being transported to a different city for surgery.
My son was in tears as he asked me to please come.
So, tonight I leave for Alabama.
To comfort my daughter-in-law as she faces a grim medical situation.
To soothe a baby missing her Mother.
To comfort my son as he tries to cope.
A Different Mother’s Day
Next Sunday is my daughter in law’s very first Mother’s Day.
My son asked me for ideas about how to make it extra special.
They are a young, hardworking couple with a seven-month old baby.
My heart aches. I am in shock and moving around in a fog as I prepare to leave town.
It is my job to pull it together and be there for them.
They are counting on me.
Writing is my therapy.
Writing about this does not make it any easier but it is helpful.
I have warm connections with many of you and wanted to share this devasting news.
I will keep you posted as best I can.
Faith, family and friends.