I have been a little lax in my postings lately and with good reason. On Tuesday I got one of those phone calls that makes you heart skip a beat, my Mom was in the hospital and I needed to get to her as soon as possible. I called my brother who was only 20 minutes away from Mom and he dropped everything. I called my husband at work and asked him to please come home I needed to leave, he too dropped everything and rushed home. I sent a few IM"s to my boss and co-workers, they told me not to think about work, to go be with my family. I posted a message to my friends so they wouldn't think I dropped off the face of the earth. I packed, kissed my daughter and within 30 minutes I was in the car for 2 1/2 hours to get to Mom. The texts and phone calls started before I got out of the driveway. Friends checking on me asking if there was anything they could do, keeping me company on the long drive - with no radio UGH.
As I was driving the sun was setting and both sides of the highway were covered with the most beautiful grapevines in the most amazing shades of yellow, orange and red. That's fall in the Wine Country. I couldn't help but smile, to feel ok about everything, to know deep in my heart that everything was going to be OK. And the cell rang again, more friends to keep me company on my drive. When a friend called late on Tues night my bro said, "Wow you really have great friends". I DO!
For the past two days I have been surrounded by love and by the most thoughtful, caring people I know. The hubby has taken care of everything with the kiddos and hasn't allowed me to stress about not being home for one moment. K made sure that I had two Junie B books so I could still read to her at night so I wouldn't miss her too much. B calls me and tells me what's in his tummy and that he misses Momma. My friends from all over the country have texted, called, e-mailed and posted prayers, positive thoughts and even made me laugh. On top of all of this I work for an amazing company. A company that really believes in family and has made sure that I know that my family is the priority.
Everything you all have done for me has allowed me to focus on Mom. To help her, to stay with her, to get her through this rough time. Tonight Mom came home. She is doing ok. It's going to be awhile before she is herself both physically and mentally but she is going to be fine. She gave me a great big hug today and said thank you for being here I really needed you. I thought about everything it took to get me here and for me to be able to stay here for her and it's all because of you - THANK YOU I really needed you.