Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm not here.

I'm really too drained to write. Ideas well up in me and I can't make it here fast enough to get them down before I'm overwhelmed. Too much to say? Too much I can't say? I don't know. College Nomist left for Europe. I texted him, "fly safe, my heart" and cried, and felt it must embarrass him to get such a text from his mom at his age. And then he texted me back "Landed." So I tried to play it cool and not text him again, I'd wait till he texted me so he'd have some peace from the helicopter. That night I woke up at 330 and lay there fretting that he hadn't texted me as he'd said he would. It was already the next day over there in Hungary. Finally I said out loud, to Jesse and my dad, look out for him, make sure he's ok.

Less than a minute later I got a text from him-- Sry i know its late i am just saying send me at ext So I knw ur getting these.

So I said, out loud, Thank you guys.

And I don't even believe in this stuff. I don't care if it's a coincidence. It just happened this way.


  1. Embarrassing or not, you never truly outgrow your mother's love.

    Take it from a cranky old man.

  2. Hey, who knows how these things work? Who cares? It works.

    You let him use his cell phone in EUROPE??????

  3. Death as a learning experience. I guess this particular semester never ends.

    You were strong for him, now he's strong for you. Be easy with yourself.

  4. I think it was their way of helping you through, I believe that your Jesse and Dad got together up there and nudged him into remembering he needed to send his mom a reassuring text.

  5. U of Michigan.My uncle,David Gruchy got a phd there around 1950 in zoology/biology.It must have been a fine school for he went on to teach at William Carey College in Hattiesburg for oh so many years.


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