You know when you’re on a roll, you have things you want to accomplish, a plan is in action and you’re on your way?
A few weeks back, my 84-year-old mother had a terrible time with a series of seizures, a couple falls, hospitalization, rehab, back to the hospital, and now back at the rehab facility. We almost lost her, but now, thank God, she’s very slowly on the road to recovery. My greatest hope now is that she’ll recover enough to have a good quality of life for some years ahead. My family and I (and physical and occupational therapists) will be working with her and encouraging her so that this can be the reality.
She lives three hours away from me, so between visits and many phone conversations with doctors, I got my work done, but I pushed my writing and submitting to the back burner—and the burner was off!
I’m coming up for air now, and will try to squeeze in some submissions.
I still have that hope and dream that someday Mom will hold a book in her hands that says “by Linda Covella,” a book that she “just knew” was going to happen, a book that will be dedicated to her, because she really truly is the best mom anyone could hope for.