I'm reaching out to anyone who reads this because I'm feeling down and just devasted with personal heartache and just watching the victims of the storm. Every day I'm blessed but on a personal note, my mother is now in the hospital with congestive heart failure. She's been fighting this condition for three years and I know prayers changes things if you believe. My mother is my best friend, she is the most giving person, I know. Even on her sick bed, her concerns is for everyone else. I think what hurt me the most is knowing what kind of person she is and what she has done for so many people and she is struggling to breathe, to live. As I watch the news and see the devastion of the storm and so many lives lost and turned around from living their every day lives, all I can say is that I'm blessed. I have sisters and a brother but they don't come around often to see my parents and they stay two blocks away. She often ask for them and I can't explain why they don't go to see her, often I wonder because her health is failing and they can't handle it emotionally and both sisters once worked in the health care profession. All I know is that god has brought her this far and I tell her everyday that she is blessed and the more I watch the news, my heart goes out to the victims of the storm and just to say to anyone who reads this, be thankful for every day, every breath and if you have love ones in your life, don't take them for granted and tell them you love them because tomorrow isn't promised.
Published: August 31, 2005, 9:20 am