These days whenever the phone rings, my heart skips a beat for fear the call will be about my mother. When that isn’t the case, there is such a feeling of relief. This week, however, the call I fear came, and I was 2000 miles away. With the doctor advising that she be taken immediately to the emergency room, the daughters had to be called into action. For them this is not easy because both have young children and can’t leave on the spur of the moment, but together they found a way to cover the bases until I could get there.
For one daughter, anything having to do with hospitals is hard, but she looked her fear in the eye, accompanied her grandmother to the hospital and stayed with her until she was settled in her room some ten hours later.
Being there may not have lessened the daughter’s fear of hospitals, but she met the challenge with grace and compassion. So did her sister.
I hope Mother knows how lucky she is to have these two special granddaughters. I know I am!
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