Let's hope talking it out helps slow it back down.
I'm sitting at work just now and the phone rings.... Matrix Manufacturing, May I help you?
My mom is on the other end crying... Ang...
My heart [literally] stops... Mom, what's wrong?!
She takes a breath... hang on....
...[long silence]... my Uncle just died.
Her Uncle is in Kansas, so she is going to have to drive down there and take my grandma with her. Her van is acting up [the check engine light keeps coming on] so she is scared to drive it 1000+ miles round trip; understandable. I've offered her my car to help ease her mind.
My heart is still beating out of my chest. It's amazing how adrenaline can pump through your body so fast.... it's amazing how when you pick up the phone and hear your mother crying on the other end you're heart can come to a complete stop.
I don't know if I ever met her Uncle Dale - if I did, I was very young. I feel bad for my mom... I would be sad if I lost an Uncle as well...
She scared the crap outta me though... I'm having a hard time slowing my heart down.