I started this fantastic post about the wonderful weekend Steve and I had.
We flew to Asheville NC for a pre-anniversary weekend. I rented the cutest this cabin in the mountains with a spectacular view
The car rental people must have thought we were lacking in class and gave us a super fancy pants car to drive around in
We ate at a hippie breakfast joint, enjoyed a fabulous day at the Biltmore Estate (did I take pictures……..yeah I did)
We slept in
We enjoyed ourselves immensely
And then we got a call Sunday morning
Mom is really sick. Should we call the ambulance? Of course call the ambulance. I’ll be home as soon as I can
How does one feel when they are a 10 hour car ride away from their loved ones?
Our flight wasn’t for 24 hours. Immediately a call is made to the airlines. Please can we get on a plane today?
Do you have people that will stand in your place when you are physically unable to be there?
I’m not very good at asking and this time, I didn’t have to ask. It was done for me and while I worried from the airplane, especially when they said they were going to de-Ice the plane, I knew Mom was in good hands.
Medically she was cared for
Emotionally she was cared for
Until I could get on an airplane
Travel from the airport and be at moms side
She is a sick lady and it’s hard to watch her suffer
They kicked me out at 8pm and I went home
It had been a really long day. I had some dinner, took a shower and went to bed
At 10:30, the hospital called and said Mom was going in for surgery. I immediately got dressed and headed to the hospital.
I’m so tired
I walk to the ICU surgical waiting room to wait
There are 3 other people waiting in the room with me. Everyone is on their phones passing the time. It’s 11:45 pm
The Dr comes in to speak to the family
There was a gunshot wound and the bullet hit a young mans spine. While he will live, he will never walk again
I’m the only other person in the room besides who the Dr. is speaking to.
It’s not about you at this moment and your fears. It’s not about you but it about this family who has received devastating news.
While this family’s life will never be the same, I take their picture so I can remember them. Remember them when a worship song comes on that brings back tonight in my mind.
Through it all
Through it all
My eyes are on you
And it is well.
It is now 12:27am on Monday morning
Now I sit and wait