My blog’s been pretty quiet, and with my husband’s blessing, I feel it’s time I explain why.
It’s an update I’ve been very hesitant to give for the sake of the privacy of my family, and also because it’s just hard to talk about.
I explained previously that I was coming to New Mexico to be with my parents because my dad’s health has been declining. After I arrived, he ended up back in the hospital in ICU, but for the time being he has stabilized and returned home. His health is extremely poor and can change from one minute to the next.
Unfortunately, my dad’s health issues were just the beginning of the problems awaiting me when I arrived.
What I didn’t mention before is that my mother in law also became very ill, so I was coming to New Mexico to be with her and my father in law. She started feeling very poorly, and after extensive testing, we got the bad news that the breast cancer she had battled several years ago, had resurfaced in other parts of her body. We hoped that with some quick and intensive treatment, she might be with us longer, but within just a few days, she deteriorated very quickly. My husband drove through the night and was able to get here in time to see her and talk to her.
She passed away last Friday, with her husband of almost 50 years by her side, and we laid her to rest today.
Before my husband got on the road to get here, he spoke with her on the phone and she told him, ” I love you, Mijo,Vaya con Dios.” – (which in Spanish is, “I love you, son – Go with God.”)
What better final wishes could a loving mother leave her son?
Vaya con Dios.
Go with God…