01 June 2007

Things That Suck

Watching helplessly as your mother fades farther and farther away from you.

Watching helplessly as your father watches helplessly as your mother fades farther and farther away from him.

Remembering exactly what is happening to your family upon waking up from the blissful oblivion of a nap.

Listening to the seconds click by on the clock as you sit and watch your mother struggle to breathe.

Knowing it is going to get worse before it gets better. And that your definition of 'better' is still completely horrible.

8 comments:

esperanza said...

I'm so sorry! Nothing I am going to say is going to sound right so I will abstain, but I'm thinking about you!

cherbear said...

I'm with esperanza. So I'll just say I love you and if you need to, give me a call.

ZB said...

I have no comment that would make anything any better. But I'm thinking about you and hoping you can make sense of all this. HY and Mini-E send lots of hugs and kisses. We wish we could make it all better.

Anonymous said...

When your heart is breaking there is nothing anyone could do or say to make it better. I wish I could... We love all of you so much and wish we were there instead of here.
~ Susan

aquamarine said...

Oh, Scully, I am so sorry! I know you won't want or need anything like a hallmark card, but please know, that I am thinking about you and your family!

Panini said...

we love you.

Katie said...

I wish there was something I could do, and I say that as someone who truly does love your mother so very much. I love all of you and am praying for you!

Scully said...

Aquamarine, so glad to hear from you. I was starting to worry! How is life in AZ? It was over 100 degrees here this weekend, so I can't imagine what it must be like there.