Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mother Hen

Being the oldest of seven siblings, I have fallen naturally into the role of mother hen, or at least I feel that way.  Late yesterday I received an e-mail from my sister-in-law, Karen, written hastily from my brother Marty's bedside in an Illinois hospital.  We do not know yet, what has happened but Marty has symptoms of a stroke and we are all very concerned.  In the picture above, Marty is first row, first on the left. 
My mother hen wings feel terribly short and inadequate this morning, as I await more news. Marty is very confused right now and is going to have an MRI today. Waiting....
This afternoon there is a little dinner party to celebrate LM's 75th birthday and it all feels a little hollow. We will be focusing on sending Marty our thoughts and prayers for recovery.  His struggle of many years after a dirt bike accident in 1975, has shown him to have a very strong spirit. May it prevail! He's a beloved brother, father, husband and "baby chick."  Illinois is way too far away right now.

4 comments:

Happy Days said...

So sorry to hear that the baby chick is in distress. I'm winging healing prayers his way. I hope he recovers quickly. I know you'll have a good time tonight at LM's Birthday party. It should be a fun time. Hope you hear good news from the family soon....debbie

Retired English Teacher said...

So sorry to hear the news. I hope the news of how he is doing comes quickly, and that it is good news.

Happy birthday to LM.

Beverly said...

Thinking of you.....saying a prayer.

Linda said...

These times are hard to deal with long distance. My thoughts are with you.