I'm having a bit of a time of things... I don't know if I can call it a good or bad time simply because it has been a deluge of both for quite a while now. I lost my grandpa about a month ago, two weeks later my sister got married... I thought all that had been an emotional roller-coaster and was looking forward to my first published work of illustration to come out next week. The signing for which my parents were so excited to be attending, then my mom got in an accident.
She was mowing lawn on Friday on one of the many hills in our yard. It was a hill she had mowed a thousand times but this time she came at it from a slightly different angle. The mower flipped, folded her in half, and landed on her chest. It was only because of a blown out tire on a tractor that my Dad and my neighbor were at the house. They saw it happen and between the two of them were able to get the 1500lb lawn mower off of here... If they hadn't been there... My mom was in ICU for 2 days and is now in physical therapy for her 11 broken ribs, fractured sternum, and a compression fracture in her spine.
My mom is the toughest most determined lady I know. She's an Army Veteran, a Hospice Nurse, a Farmer's Wife and my definition of a bad ass... and I almost lost her. I hadn't really wanted to be reminded that my mom isn't indestructible, but apparently it was a lesson me, my family, and her all needed to learn.
It's going to be a long road to recovery with a lot of pain and a lot of changes to her life, but if anyone can do it, my mommy can.