Anniversary of Sadness

As I was preparing to go by the hospital to visit my mother this morning and then go on to work my Motorola Q9m popped up today’s reminders. One of the was my mom’s wedding anniversary. This would normally be a celebratory event or at least a benign one. Today however its very sad because it is the first anniversary since my dad’s passing a little over a month ago.

For some reason its also a reminder of just how bad the last five months have been. Since June my life has been interruped by a shoulder injury which had me flat on my back for two weeks, my mom’s broken leg which had her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks followed by another two months of rehab, my father’s stroke on the day my mother found out her leg wasn’t healing and had to be amputated, my father’s death 3 days later, my mother’s amputation after a month’s wait, a new nursing home for rehab, and now my mother back in the hospital for congestive heart failure.

If you wrote a script like that for a Hollywood drama they would tell you to go back and try writing something a little more believable and less melodramatic. Along the way it’s been months since my wife and I could relax without wondering if the phone was going to ring with some new bad news. And more than a month since we could go a whole day without visiting either a hospital or a nursing facililty

I’m not sure what the message in all this is, at this point I’m too emotionally exhausted to actually try to think about the message. I’m too busy waiting for another shoe to drop.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.

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