January 2012

On the Death of My Mother and the Nature of Love

mlOn Tuesday afternoon, October 4, 2011, my sister Faith called from Chattanooga and said, "Mom's gone."  I heard a rushing sound in my ears and my heart thumped and I said the most profound thing I could think of, which was, "Oh my." Then I leaned against the wall as Faith told me the details. Our 86-year-old Mom was walking down the hall when she just fell down and was gone that fast, likely it was her heart that gave out.