I woke up to a phone call from my sister today telling me that our father had a stroke and is in the hospital. In all the 10 years that I've been away from home I've never had to go back for an "emergency visit", but I'll be flying to Texas tomorrow and staying through Saturday. My mom of course told me that he's doing a little better (as in, he is trying to talk) and for me not to spend so much money on a ticket or miss school to fly down there; it's like she feels bad for interrupting my life and doesn't want to worry me since I'm so far away...but I can't not go. Mikey reiterated what I already knew, that you can't put a price on seeing family in times like this. Honestly, I was afraid to interrupt my school too and get behind etc., but I wouldn't be able to live with myself if anything worse..became of this. I hope he is getting better and I know my mom will need the help at home taking care of him since she is currently applying for a new job and might have interviews to go to. My brother and sister have new babies and full time jobs, so I know I can be of help and I'd be more than happy to do it. Please send prayers for my father to get better and to be able to talk soon, and for my mom to get a job where she is happy and treated with respect. I know she'll need that more than ever now if my dad can't go to work for a while.
Thank you. Sorry for sharing such gloomy news with y'all....I just believe in the power of prayer and good vibes in general, and if any of y'all (my friends) pray, then I'd be thankful if y'all could send some my family's way.