... waking up on an otherwise beautiful Sunday morning, pouring your coffee, and sitting down at the computer, only to find out via a facebook status update that your mother died… 12 hours ago! I am all for sharing life's events with online tools, but some things will ALWAYS require at least a phone call, immediately, no matter how difficult that call is to make! Furthermore, to find out that one of my two brothers and one of my two sisters withheld her dire condition from the rest of us, not giving us time to fly out there, has left me with an incredibly empty feeling. Basically they were the only two of five children that got to say goodbye. My oldest brother's wedding was the day before, so I am trying hard to understand that not wanting to upset the wedding was the reason for not telling us, but I have a long way to go on that reasoning. I will definitely need God's grace to help me sort out my feelings about not having the chance to say goodbye to my mother.