We were eating dinner, the phone rang, everything changed.
They were walking in to eat dinner, he said “I think I’m walking sideways” “My hand feels funny, my head hurts”
She called 911
They called us.
We blinked and we were in the car driving to Victoria.
We blinked and the whole family changed.
Nathan’s grandfather had a stroke last night. A blood vessel in his brain burst and then hemorraghed into all the available space in his skull. He is currently in ICU and the prognosis is not good.
I will not be on the computer anymore today, I don’t know when I’ll be back on.
I’m going to go surround Pa Pa (paw paw) with the rest of the family. We’re going to cry, we’re going to laugh, we’re going to pray but most importantly, we are going to be together. We are going to enjoy the moments, big and small. We will tell stories, share memories and we will experience. We will feel the pain, the inevitable loss and I will marvel once again at both the frailty of life and then strength of the human spirit and unbreakable bonds of love and family.
Hug someone you love today, tell someone you love them today.
You never know what the next blink will reveal.