just home long enough for a quick update to let those of you who had emailed wondering where I am and what's up.... the last few days have been a whirl wind of emotions. Sunday night a friend had a tragic house fire. It has been devistating for our entire community. She lost her daughter and two grandchildren(ages 2 and 4), her home and all of her belongings. It has just been heartbreaking beond belief. She is now recovering in the hospital from smoke inhalation. It has all just been unbelievable.
Yesterday, I took my mom in to the pulminary specialist , because she has been having trouble with shortness of breath. After seeing one doctor , and then the other, the decision was made to put her in the hospital for some tests. She is doing well, but we are keeping a close eye on her. She is on the same floor .. and just a few doors down from my friend who had the devistating fire.
I stayed at the hospital with mom over night last night, just to keep an eye on things and be close. ( my brothers and sisters have all been there also, and calling and keeping up on things).
About 3 am this morning my cell phone rang and it's my cousin Jerri , saying she is in labor ( on third floor ..of the same hospital)..... so I got to be part of seeing this beautiful baby girl , be brought into the world. I can only say that the past 72 hours have been a sleepless emotional whirlwind... and my mind is still reeling from it all.
Thanks for your emails, for caring and for your concern. I am heading back to the hospital to be with mom .. so I wont be able to answer my emails for a day or two... I thought this would be the best way to touch base with you all.
Please keep Nancy in your prayers... she has a rough road ahead.
As for my mom... she is an amazing ... strong woman..with lots of kids, grandkids and greatgrandkids watching out for her.
And this photo of a beautiful new babe... a precious gift ......reminding us all of the miracle of life.