So I wanna talk about a few funnies. Like great-grandma's birthday card to mom. It reads, "Hope it's the best birthday ever!" Oops. %) Mom's birthday was the 9th, and it was the day she pretty much was told that she wasn't gonna be working for a year. And she told me and she's like "Well, it's like you getting chicken pox on your birthday, but much worse." And I said, "I think you win, Mom."
My family has always gotten through crisis by laughing. That's just the way my dad is, so it's scary when he gets silent. And I think I nearly saw him cry. That was hard. He loves Mom, and I know it.
Anyway, keep my family in your hopes and thoughts and prayers.
On a happier note, happy birthday to Ari. Who still remains older than me by having a bday. ;) I keep trying to catch up, but she won't let me. She's a real good friend too, and we spent hours chatting on the phone this evening, which helped. it's always nice to talk to your buddies by phone, especially about bad news.