The good news. The bad news.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The good news. I am a Ninja. A warrior woman. I singlehandedly sliced and diced it. It refused to topple. Frustrated and tired, I wiped the sweat off of my brow, gave a blood curdling scream and gave it one heck of a wallop. It shuddered. So I sat down on my bottom and continued to kick it. One kick after another. I pummeled it. Harder and harder. I was out of breath and sweat was trickling down my back. But then it toppled into the dirt and so did I. A ninja woman. Next to me lay the root ball of a maple tree which I had so lovingly planted. But it had to to. It had to go because we have to tear off part of our house because of dry rot. Major repair and major expense. It had to go. It was time. The bad news? Apparently it is my mother-in-law's time to leave the earth. But this is crazy fast. She was diagnosed with cancer the day before we left for Korea. She had the biopsy while we were gone. They said 4-6 months but now it is looking like it may only be a couple of weeks. She has plummeted. So weak she can't even hold a cup of water. This is a woman who is pure in heart and pure in soul. One of two women in my life who I can say is a true "lady". I have never seen her conduct herself with anything but dignity and respect. Ever! So to hear that she spilled not one but two cups of water on herself and had to "be changed", is gut wrenching. Cancer sucks. I guess heaven is going to get one of the best and brightest we have to offer. Cancer sucks.