My mom suffers from advanced osteoporosis. The past six months have brought a rapid decline in her mobility accompanied by acute, unrelenting pain. To be specific: seven or eight cervical fractures, three cracked ribs, and a battered knee-cap.
We spoke on Wednesday. As we were hanging up, I remarked on how chipper she was sounding.
"I feel really well," she said.
And I feel really grateful.
My parents arrive on Saturday. I can't wait for them to meet sweet Ainsey-girl!