Monday, November 7, 2011

Rest you well

On Saturday I was bringing my son home from swimming. Down the road I noticed some emergency vehicles near my ex mother in law's house. I thought there was an accident on the corner, but when I got closer I saw they were in front of her house. There was a paramedic in her front doorway, which was also open. That door is rarely open, so something was up.

I called L. and told her. She had not heard anything. I'm guessing she went right over there and I did not hear back from her until that evening.

She told me her mother had a ruptured brain aneurysm, and the prognosis was poor. This morning she let me know the doctors declared her brain dead yesterday afternoon.

I feel horrible for her, her brother and the rest of her family. She loved all of them and was equally loved back. She and I ended badly and had not spoken for over four years. Life's to short to keep those grudges, right? I wish everyone peace.

I do not know what to tell my son, what will register with him? I told him to think good thoughts about her on Saturday. But now what?

4 comments:

That gentleman's lady said...

I think you remember the best of her, keeping in mind that she was human, just as you were, and bad times happen.

As for what will register with your son, I think, in time, they will be your best memories of her. Stories. Funny things. Life things.

Someone Said said...

That's what I'm focusing on, the best. Thanks.

Agnes said...

So sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and her family.

Someone Said said...

Thank you Agnes, been a tough week all around.