Then the arrivel in Florida to find Mom doing better than could be hoped. She had been in the ICU just days earlier. I had planned to stay through Mother's Day but at the end of the first week came down with a bad sore throat and flew home immediately to avoid giving it to Mom.
Thus Mother's Day was spent here at home with Jon's mother and siblings and my son and daughter-in-law.
Here are some of the detail shots from these pages:
The story of last month was very heavy. On the 15th my younger brother had cancer surgery. It was successful we found out just prior to my leaving on the trip. Then two days after his surgery our lovely sister, Peg, lost her two year battle with cancer. That next day was when I received the call saying that my mother was in ICU in Florida and then the next day our daughter-in-law had an exploritory procedure preformed which we found out later was fine. I really felt that if anything more happened in tht week I was going to be looking for another planet to call my home. Seriously it was draining and the cold I managed to pick up on the plane ride was most certainly due to the lowered immune response I had because of all of the stress.
What is wonderful is that I am home, and safe and recovering. My brother is doing great as is our daughter-in-law. My mother is doing wonderfully for her 90 year old self. And we are all healing and dealing as well as we can with the loss of dear Peggy.