Mom's been in the hospital with her mother these past few days. Memaw thinks she is having strokes, but they can't find anything wrong. I was sitting in my den this morning waking up when the phone rang. It was mom on her cellphone.
"I miss coming to see you," she said. "I am stuck with mother and I miss Maggie and you."
This did my heart so good. I was so supremely lonely this morning.
"When will she get out of the hospital?" I asked.
"Don't know," mom said. "But your uncle is with me. He's been a big help."
There was a awkward quiet moment.
"I need to go, but I will come see you soon," mom said breaking the silence.
"I love you," I told her. "I can't wait to see you over here."
"Love you back," mom said and she hung up the phone.
I am missing my normal rituals badly. Things have been out of whack ever since my parents went to Washington D.C. Like an autistic child, I am beginning to balk. Let's hope things return to normalcy soon.