The only thing wrong was I spent the time there because one of the most precious people in my life was fighting for hers.
My neice, who just turned 20, went on a road trip and found herself seriously ill just about the time she got into Cali with her friends. They dropped her off at St. Joesephs Hospital in Eureka, California. At first they thought she was ok and released her but then got some blood work that showed sepsis.
I am the only one in my family that doesn't have a "regular" full time job so I took my other two neices, one being the sister neice in the hospital.
Hannah stayed behind with Eric. My In-laws and best friend were kind enough to provide a ton of babysitting so I could be there for my sister and neice for 6 days.
Thank goodness my neice is now in Harborview getting the higher level of care she needs and seems to be on the mend...finally.
I don't have anything really philisophical to say about my week...that will come later. I am still coming down from the adrenaline and stress. But she is going to be ok. And if she is reading this--which I doubt she is-- I want her to know the same thing that I said to her the day I arrived:
Sweetheart, there is NO-THING, nothing in this world that would make me stop loving you the way I do. My love for you is unconditional. My hope for you is great and I know you'll heal in more ways than one. Just know that I am here for you, no matter what the circumstance. I love you. Always.