Day 4 of #YouAreEnough30: In Chapter Two, a phone call one Monday morning changes the course of my entire life and my family’s lives. Share a time that you received life altering news, good or bad, and how it impacted your life.
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My mother is a Liar and she exaggerates almost anything especially dramatic events that happen with our family .
13 years ago after Hurricane Katrina hit shortly after Hurricane Rita came through the Gulf of Mexico. I was living in California at the time and my family was all here in Texas My family evacuated to North Texas since Katrina honestly had everyone scared for a repeat to happen .
My family were driving back and got involved in a car accident, I received a call from my mother and she was screaming and advised me that my sister and grandmother had died in a car crash . It took moments to realize that my sister was very much alive since she snatched the phone from my mother and advised my grandmother was being life flighted to the local hospital, My grandmother was fine but her age didn’t make it a fast recovery .
Fast forward to 2011 my grandmother is still paying for the injuries from the 2005 car accident and she falls in the home and breaks her hip she was in the hospital about a week my mother calls me again , to advise my grandmother is dying any day now and to call her my grandmother texts me to tell me she is fine and to call her on my off day we joked about my mothers dramatics and I set up to call her that Sunday.
I called her Sunday no response and then called my sister since I knew she would be at the hospital we talked on the phone while waiting for her to go in the room to speak to my grandmother .
It got really loud in the background and you could hear CODE BLUE over the speakers I asked my sister what was that she said that’s bad and that they were going to my grandmothers room she got off the phone with me and the next 5 hours were rough.
My father called me that evening to advise me that my grandmother had passed.
7 years later I was still angry with myself that I never called her ASAP (also a huge reason why I call everyone back when I tell them I will)
I was equally angry at my mother for not allowing me to see my grandmothers body since she felt that I could not handle it.
With my grandmothers passing it tore our Family link apart :
No more Dinners
No more card playing nights
no ore get togethers
no more parties
it was honestly the end of an Era.