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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My heart is beating so hard and fast...

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.


I breathe.

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.

6 comments:

Kristi said...

My mom and I never talk on the phone and I will never forget 2004 when she called to tell me my dad was in the hospital with cancer...still makes me sick to think about it. (Luckily it was a happy outcome)

Kristi said...

sorry to hear about your great-uncle :(

Lovi said...

Ugh -- those are the worst kinds of phone calls. The last thing you want to hear when you pick up a phone is someone crying or screaming on the other end. Sorry to hear it. :-(

Dana Leigh said...

Sorry to hear of you and your mom's loss. Thinking of you guys...

Anonymous said...

=/Im sorry to hear about that. I understand, I received the same phone call at work about a year ago. You almost feel like puking ..the feeling is so horrible! I hope you and your family are doing okay. Take Care..
-E

Ang said...

Thanks guys... I'm fine. I just feel bad for my mom and her family.

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