Brother was the latest in a series of marvelous SuziSitters who have come from far and wide to insure my safety and comfort. The man hates to fly, never flies, G'ma even remembers that he doesn't fly, but bullet holes in his sister trumped his phobia and he allowed the FBI Victim's Compensation Fund to pay for his air travel. He spent a week fixing and toting and caring and laughing. He flew home through Dallas, which airport opened just so that he could make his connection to his girls back in Maryland. After 5 days of home repairs and buttering toast all the way to the edges and filling G'ma's bowl with Kisses, he sent me this in an email.
Read on...... I think you'll see why I am the luckiest sibling in the world.
What I Learned This Week:
That getting perforated and filleted hurts. A lot.
That some nurses are much better than others.
That it is good to have “Chief” on your doctor’s name tag.
That you should write thank you notes to everybody.
That after imagining all the cruel and unusual and medically useful things you could do with a madman, you still, afterwards, have to live with yourself.
That PTSD treatment is helpful for some things and not others.
That exit wounds are uglier than entry wounds.
That nerves regenerate and it is scary to watch..
That cardio exercise, weight bearing exercise, yoga and Pilates can save your life
That scissors are in Aisle 5.
That if you ask for help, people will.
That even the most patient loving person I know has limits.
That it hurts when you reach those limits with your mom.
That even in your 6th decade, you need your mommy.
That some things make no sense.
That it hurts to lose a good friend.
That some people don’t like to fix things and some people do.
That assemble-at-home hospital potties should come with better instructions.
That it’s good to be on a great team.
That some friends are unimaginably wonderful.
That the First Lady has real class and respect for Americans.
That the First Grandmother should write a book so others can learn how to raise a girl with real class.
That the President knows how to make somebody in need feel really good.
That you will have nightmares and you will be very glad each day you see the sun rise.
That it’s wrong that somebody will write Christmas cards to a son while somebody else’s little girl is in the cold ground.
That when visiting in the high desert, you should check your shoes for scorpions.
That you’ll remember the name of the nurse who saved your sister’s life.
That you can drive the little red car if you want.
That nobody really knows what to do with a box of used sharps.
That everybody should take a first aid course.
That 3 years followed by 3 more years of trials is not the main focus of the future.
That some news teams are better than others.
That the Director of the FBI has lousy handwriting.
That a space ship pilot has my sister’s phone number in his cell phone.
That Bonnets and Stems does not sell flowers.
That taking over your mom’s business that’s been in the same location for 23 years is better than a computer job.
That zippy new sports cars are more fun to drive than old compact commuter cars.
That Arizona oranges are beautiful and tasty.
That hugs are good, but I already knew that.
That big sisters are special. Especially mine.
He's really quite wonderful, isn't he?