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Kitchen Sink

Deep Sigh

October 24th, 2008

Pure Light


Found out this morning that my teacher, muse, and mother figure, Rebecca, is in the hospital. I didn’t know for a week, and when I got there this morning, seeing her prone took my breath away. I
knew when I started seeing her 7 years ago, when she was 87, that she might get sick one day. But, I didn’t really know it.


She’d shattered her ankle and she’s battling pneumonia, and being a Christian Scientist, she’s refusing medication. I’ve never felt so useless.


My heart’s broke.


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On October 24th, 2008, Auds at Barking Mad! said:

Awwwww *hugs*

All the good thoughts and prayers we can muster are headed her way.

On October 24th, 2008, vodkamom said:

oh my. I am SO sorry. I’ll have an extra martini for you tonight. I mean her. Hell, both of you.

On October 24th, 2008, Kizz said:

Oh lord, I’m so sorry. Having recently lost my Auntie Blanche this one hits pretty close to home. Fingers crossed that she battles back. I’m glad you’re close enough to visit with her.

On October 24th, 2008, MommyTime said:

Oh, I’m so sorry. I have been thinking a lot lately about writing a letter to my teacher and muse from college — and now you’ve just spurred me on to do it. Thank you. And sending all the good thoughts I have for her recovery. (((hugs))) for you too.

On October 24th, 2008, foradifferentkindofgirl said:

Sorry to hear this. Prayers and good thoughts her way…

On October 24th, 2008, Jenn @ Juggling Life said:

If your heart’s broke, so is mine. Thinking good thoughts for both of you.

On October 24th, 2008, Jamie said:

Oh no.
Oh no.
Sending love, prayers, warm thoughts, and zen vibes…

On October 25th, 2008, csquaredplus3 said:

I’m sorry. I’ll keep Rebecca, and all who love her in my thoughts and prayers.

On October 25th, 2008, Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said:

Here’s the part in which I break away from the honeymoon with katydidnot to send you my love. Your friend is doing life her way. You are loving her, and I am loving you.

On October 25th, 2008, Mamasphere said:

No medicine at all? So not even for the pain? That must be so difficult to watch. But I bet you being there helped her more than you’ll know.

On October 25th, 2008, Green Girl said:

Mmmmm, that’s rough. So sorry.

On October 26th, 2008, g said:

Oh, I’m so sorry. We are going through similar issues with my 82 year old Mom – not quite the same, but the worry and the care is the same.

Best wishes to you, and to Rebecca.

On October 26th, 2008, myra said:

Oh I remember the posts where you’ve written about what an inspiring woman she is. What a history and past she’s invited you to share. My prayers are with her now.

On October 28th, 2008, Da Goddess said:

Wish I could have done something to help.

On November 9th, 2008, » Blog Archive » Moving On said:

[…] had all kinds of things planned for today: a giveaway, a rumination, a weekend update, but my beloved Rebecca is back in the hospital after being in the convalescent home for two […]

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