Yesterday, on the way to the baby celebration, I received a phone call from my mom. She was calling to tell me that my mama (her mother) had passed away early yesterday morning. I was going to see mama that very day, excited to see her and the rest of my mom's side of the family in a few short hours. She had just written me a sweet letter this past week telling me how she was so looking forward to "hearing all about things and my life."
I so wish now that I had taken a moment to write her back and let her know how excited I was as well. I thought that I would be able to hug her and tell her all about those things she wanted to hear about.
But, now, instead of gathering for the baby shower, we will be gathering for a different kind of reason- to celebrate my beautiful mama's life.
Off to West Texas I go.
I'm leaving early tomorrow morning and will be back mid-week.