I forwent being with my 12 and 8 year old kids on this Mother’s Day for the first time. My daughter was upset and made me a picture frame to bring with me. My son wasn’t happy either although, he wasn’t quite as emotional. Instead, I took a last minute flight to Texas to help bring my step-mother home from the hospital to hospice in her home. She has battled breast cancer for 5 years and they have decided to stop treatment that wasn’t doing the job and it was just decreasing the quality of what life she has left. So here I was doing last minute laundry, grocery shopping, packing and organizing with my husband who now had to deal with not only his job and coaching, but now everything I usually do too.
April 19, 2018