Last Year On This Day

SOLC: Day 18

On this date last year, our lives were turned upside down.  We received the call that my mother-in-law had suddenly taken a turn for the worse.  She could no longer sit up in her chair and she didn’t look right.  No one wanted to admit it, but we knew that the minutes spent waiting for the ambulance to arrive, was also the countdown to the last minutes she would ever be with us at home.

Everything that seemed important up to that moment, was no longer a thought.  The new priority was to spend as much time as possible before she would no longer be with us.  Calendars were emptied and family members were gathered.  It was the beginning of a surreal week.