3 days ago, my grandma went into the hospital….
2 days ago, she underwent open heart surgery.
We are not out of the woods. Not yet, at least.
We need mimi to turn the corner.
We need her to find her strength….
Tonight, my dad had a moment alone with his mama in the ICU.
He took a break from watching the numbers on the monitors and checking the lines coming out of her chest.
“Mom, I have a secret for you….”
Mimi is still not responsive, but that didn’t stop him from leaning in close and whispering our baby-to-be’s name in her ear.
Outside of our parents & siblings, she is now the only one who knows.
My grandma loves a good secret.
So, come on Mimi….
You’ve got a baby to meet (any day now)
and cookies to bake (hazel finished the last batch you brought)
and plays to see (metamorphoses opens next month - you are going to love it)
and Christmas to plan.
And your big loving family is right here, ready to help you every step of the way.
Let’s go girl…you can do this!