Thursday, August 23, 2007


I am home with Mom. Connor & I came home on Saturday, Aug. 18. DH will join us later. I am so grateful for Mom's Oncologist for her compassion and professionalism, the American Red Cross for sending an emergency message and for the US Coast Guard for flying us home.

I am not sure what I was expecting, but this surely isn't it.

She isn't the same Mom that I left in April. And I am so afraid that our time is running out very quickly.

Her illness has really made me reconsider my perspective on life. The "things" in life that used to matter to me, really don't anymore. I was a really shallow beyotch back in the day. It is funny how much I have changed in the last few years. Take our car for instance...we have a Honda that is 7 years old with no hubcaps. Good Lord, 5 years ago, I would have had a fit if the chrome rims on my (special order) PT Cruiser were dirty from brake dust.

Life is short.

I was hoping to participate in the "think pink" exchange for a Yahoo Group that I am in, but my stitching time is nil and the days keep slipping by me, so in October I will be giving away the little extra stuff that I had planned on sending in my exchange.

Being a semi-only child ( I have step-siblings) really bites my kiester right now.



Kendra said...

Missy, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your mom right now.


Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your mum, but glad you managed to get home. The American Red Cross and the US Coat Guards were brilliant to help you like that.

Vonna said...

My heart goes out to you Missy. I understand exactly what you're going through, as I saw my Mom go through it with my grandma and then her sister. Stay strong, and I'll be praying HARD for you and your Mom to find peace.
If you need anything...please let me know.

Wendy said...

My heart is so heavy for you, Missy. I've been there, as I was with my Mom also. You are in the right place and how wonderful that you can share Connor with your Mom at this time. Please know you are not alone.

chiloe said...

I'm thinking about you Missy. It's a difficult time... I'm sending you a lot of hugs


Carol said...


Jenn said...

{{{{HUGS}}}} I've been thinking about you and your mom lately Missy. I'm glad to here tgat you were able to make it back home so (not sure if it was) but, easily.

I'll keep your mom and the rest of your family in my prayers.

IF there is anything I can do to help you let me know.

Michelle said...

Sending you warm thoughts and big hugs. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Glad you made it home.

J's Place said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you hun. Please take care.

Jaunice Minor

KaLu said...

Oh thoughts are with you and your mom , I'm not good in things like these I never know what to say... but just hang in there and trust that everything will be ok,
[[[hugs]]] and lots of them
and Alondra sends Connor a kiss ;)

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BoReGo said...

I'm sorry Missy. I don't want to be inappropriate right now, but I read The Year of Magical Thinking and it really helped me with some of my grief and it's stages.

KaLu said...

ji missy! Im just checking in to see if eveyrthing is ok and to know how your mom is doing

lotsa hugs!!!

Heather said...

My heart goes out to you Missy.

Anonymous said...

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. (((HUGS))).

Anne S said...

Oh Missy, words can't express how sorry I am to read of your latest news. My thoughts are with you and your Mum - I'm so glad you managed to get home to see her and for her to spend time with Connor. Huge {{hugs}}.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Missy, my condolences on the loss for your beloved Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.