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Thank You.

Friday, December 02, 2005

A teenaged girl. Ran out, into the street. In front of the car. In front of Mr.C. It was pounding rain and who knows. Perhaps she did not see the car coming, perhaps she did and didn't want to ruin her hair. At the beginning of the day. And ruin her chances for the date with the boy that she loves. Who knows. Why these things happen. But she ran out and the woman in the car in front of Mr. C. slammed on the breaks. And hydroplaned, as did Mr.C. The girl continued to run, without stopping. She could have been hit. Thank God she was not. Our car, into the womans'. She was not hurt, nor was Mr. C. Double Thank God. The car will be repaired next week. Things can be fixed, sometimes people can not. Mr. C. home tonight playing dinky cars with our oblivious son. Life is good.

My brother. Has many health problems. Epilepsy is one. He shakes, so the doctor changes his medication. The mailman finds him face down on the front lawn, passed out from a seizure. He is rushed to the hospital. My mother calls to tell me this 5 minutes after the call from Mr.C which prompted post #1 on this topic. So Mount St. V erupts and I flow out with her. My brother will be in the hospital until at least Tuesday, but I think it is to get his dosage in order. In the meantime, his wife is home with their two girls. And they live 5 hours away. All should be well for them, just lots of worry with work, and the things that would go along with a spouse/father who is generally not well. My mother blames his illness on pesticides that were sprayed on the military bases when we were growing up. The plumes of white spray in the air as children liked to run through their mist in the hot summer days, treating the odorless lethal spray like a sprinkler. This is one thing that I can actually say I agree with her on.

Thank you, faceless nameless friends. You are the salve that soothes the wound, the glue to fix the cracks. Your ears somehow hear. Your eyes read my words. You ignore if you chose to. And that is ok. But you write you write you write. Such kind words and thoughts of humanity. How did I find you? Thank You. A millionfold.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    {{{{{{ Cathy}}}}}

    That's what friends are for..Blogger/strangers friends/faceless ones etc....Were all here.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Ditto. :)

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    I'm glad Mr. C is okay and well and I hope your bro gets better. Seriously.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks for the hugs {back at ya}

    I hope you get a great early Christmas gift tonight. But will she remember your birthday?

    Thank you. Seriously.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    cathy i'm putting up the tree tomorrow with family and friends. i'll drink to you and your family and hang the first decoration of the season, the NSS (Nova Scotia Snowman).
    Thanks for saying all those nice things.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I am so happy that the NSS made his way into such a wonderful home, full of love and Christmas bliss (lucky NSS!:)
    Kisses to you, too.

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    We are so there for you always...

    Take care of yourself!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    Sorry I was late getting here. I hope that your brother will recover quickly. And, I'm glad that only your car was dented. Talk to you later.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Wishing a speedy recovery and that the weather starts behaving.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Pooh, if i were only round the corner.................
    Big hugs, my thoughts are with you and Mr C. I hope your brother will be ok. As you mentioned possesions can be fixed, people sometimes can't. Go give those gorgeous boys of yours a cuddle, i garantee it will make you feel 100%!

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I'll keep you brother in my prayers.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I'm happy all seems well. How fortunate everyone was.

    I think I would probably smack that girl if I saw her. Ugh!

    Have a good one.

  1. Blogger Romani Heart said:

    I'm thankful all involved in the accident escaped unhurt. My prayers to your brother. I've known two people with seizure disorders, one of which is a man here in town. Everyone knows him by name, he used to work with my mom. Whenever there's a call on the scanner for a male who's down, with a head laceration, possibly from a seizure disorder, everyone knows it's Joseph. Half the population of Hooterville rushes over to lend their aid. Sometimes, small towns are a good thing.

    Adjusting the medication is a tricky thing, I hope they've gotten your brother's figured out this time.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank you. Sincerely.

    Thank you for coming! And thank you.

    The weather was beautiful today. My brother continues to have more seizures.

    My two boys make everything ok. My mother makes everything not. So I am trying to stay away from her. As much as possible. I would say more here, but there are lurkers.

    Thank you for your prayers. I know you are studying medicine. Do you know much about epilepsy?

    I feel the same way! Good thing she ran off.

    He is having more seizures, daily and very severe. He hasn't had any for a really long time and never this severe. We are quite worried. He is still young and has two young children.

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