Monday, June 16, 2008


For what seems like forever, I waited.

First, it was to learn if my son had accumulated enough credits.

Then, to be certain he'd passed the last math course.

And last, for the DAY.

And then this past wednesday, my son graduated high school and my heart almost broke with pride and relief. Its been one hell of a fight to get him back on his feet and back on his way. The wait was so worth it.

And now I'm waiting again, for different answers, answers to darker questions.

My mother had a colonoscopy the very same day and they found a mass. They did a biopsy and a CT scan and told her its genetic, but because of her medications, she can't remember what they referred to. We know she'll require surgery, whatever is going on.


Its kind of draining, going from one emotional extreme to the other, back and forth. Forgive me if I'm a little distracted this past week.

I'll be sitting over here, waiting.


giants fan said...

I'm sorry to hear that! And happy to hear the other.

I hope that all turns out well with your mom.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

All my best wishes and prayers that your mom's operation will go smoothly. Still, take time to enjoy your son's success ....and your role in it.

Steff said...

I'm so happy to hear about Ryan, but so sorry about your mother.

I hope there's good news all around!

Suzie said...

Im so sorry about your mom. I sending good thoughts your way.

Congratulations on your son.

JoeinVegas said...

One through school, now on to college?
Sorry bout mom.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Waiting is the worst.

my4kids said...

Congrats on your son!
Best wishes to your mother...