Simon was at my mom’s overnight, giving us a chance for a rare sleep-in when the phone rang at 5-something AM. No good news ever comes with a 5AM call. In my fog, I heard Cathy say “Oh God no”.. and I instantly woke up like I had been shocked.. I ran to take her into my arms, she didn’t need to tell me what had happened – I could feel her heart breaking.
Cathy’s mom Sally left us unexpectedly early this morning, and the void could be felt almost instantly. We got Cathy on the first available flight to Florida so she can be with her dad so they can help each other through the kind of week you can only understand if you’ve lived it.
I’m staying home with Simon, hoping he doesn’t ask too many questions about his Nana.
This is going to be a long week.