Just keepin' you updated until I can do a real one.
Sunday, I was in my sister's car sitting at a red light when I was rear ended by a truck doing about 30 mph (that is what the officer said). No breaks, no slowing down, just slammed into me and knocked me into the car in front of me. Needless to say, I had that "why me? aren't we going through enough?", for several hours . They took me to the hospital as I was not feeling the best ever. Was released later with a cervical collar, and "double whiplash" is what the doc said.
Spent the rest of the day and evening with mom and all the next day. I stayed overnight with mom in her room for the last 5 or 6 nights. My sister stayed most of those nights too, so we did spend a lot of time together. I think we sat with her 24 hours for close to 10 days, and she was on her 12th day with no food or water. No one could believe she was still here. I think maybe she was enjoying hearing her kids and family being around her. On Monday evening, mom passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. It was the best for her, but of course hard for those who are left behind.
So today I start my "therapy", and hopefully get my neck and back feeling better. After the service on Saturday, I actually get to head home. As much as I love coming back to the place I grew up, I cannot wait to get home, pick up Rocky and go see my guys and all the critters. Haven't ever been away from HB this long, or the others. Bet my boys grew a foot while I was gone. Shirley said that Rocky is growing like crazy. So grateful to her for taking care of our little man.
Thank you all of you who support what we do. It's baby time, and as soon as I get home we will be working like crazy on the permanent nursery. (I have to say though, I will probably have to just sit and point, but at least we will be able to get it closer to a finished "permanent nursery".
Thank you everyone who sent prayers for mom. Ya'll are awesome. My mom was at Easthaven in Yelm, Washington. The care they gave her was beyond phenomenal, and they were pretty awesome at taking care of us too. God bless all the people who took care of her.
A 'regular' update coming soon with pictures of our "big guy".