Darlene is in the middle of a nightmare. Please pray for her, and if you don't pray, send some loving energy her way. Same thing.
I just found her blog a few weeks ago. She writes beautifully, her pictures are gorgeous, but what I've been admiring most about her is the relationships she's forged with her adult children.
After reading her, I'd close my eyes and imagine the day mine would be grown. When they wouldn't need me so much. In my fantasy, Riley and Seth would be leaving the nest, and I'd be the proudest mama, encouraging them to fly higher and higher. Kind of like Darlene.
Darlene's son has been in a terrible car accident. She's right in the thick of it. Her child needs her now more than ever, and she is heroically rising to the occassion.
I hug my babies a little tighter tonight and am faced with a truth, known all along but not typically acknowledged. We're never done being their parents.