At work last night and inhaled the cool fresh
stinky air. I looked at the sky while the kids were playing. I asked my dad to give me something pretty to look at. I needed it. I couldn’t take the grey dreary weather we have been having. I closed my eyes and imagined being back home in south carolina with the pretty sunsets and sun rises. Little did I know a half hour later I would be faced with a family crisis.
As I walked to my car and looked to my right there was the most amazing sunset. I got in the car and drove to the field the passed the autobahns. I got out and snapped some pictures.
After snapping a few photos I got back in my car. Remembered I hadn’t looked at my phone. Paul will text to let me know he was going to be late. Imagine that a green light and a groan was let out by me. When I slid my finger across the screen. I never imagined I would be getting messages to call home. When they couldn’t get me they left the message something had happened to my mother in law.
I know some of you long time readers know our relationship with her was strained and non existent. She had gone and gotten herself clean and sober. She had gotten herself together. She is engaged to a wonderful man.
Me being the skeptic as always went home and called Laurie (nephew kaden’s adoptive mom). She was crying and then I knew this was not one of Sandra’s games. She told me what happened. I went in to Military Wife Mode. Called the hospital. Got on the phone with Sean the social worker. We got the call to red cross. Next to tackle was getting SGT E and SGT G to come and help me tell my husband that his mother is in ICU and Most likely will not make it. We are praying for miracles at this point.
They have her body cooled and will start to warm her today. This is where things can get bad again and loose her. I am heart broken for my husband. I am sad for my kids.
We will not tell our kids anything until tonight when we know more. I will never forget the pain on my husbands face as I had to tell him this awful news.
We are staying optimistic but the realistic fact is that she has done so much damage to her body with her drug use that I am sure my husband will have to say goodbye. I am heart broken for him. I was here almost four years ago. I am here again now.
Remember to tell your loved ones that you love them. Give them a Hug and a Call. you never know what can happen. I never thought we would be 3759.5 miles away from home and have to face a crisis. I never thought I would have to have a red cross call made so my husband would have to go home and deal with a serious situation at home. I am thankful for my Grandma and My sister who will be helping him.
For us keeping our kids routine the same is important. They need that. Especially since we had such a hard time after my dad passed.
If you pray please do so. Right now we need a miracle. Right now my husband needs a miracle. In an instant anything can change.