Genie   September 13, 2017   No Comments on Acceptance

Put up.  Shut up.  Mind your place.  Wait for permission.  Accept that this is how things are.

Acceptance.  What have you accepted without question?


Today I got the news that one of my sisters, the one I wrote about in ‘Realizations From My Birthday ‘

Realizations from My Birthday

has had a stroke. And my first reaction was fear – that I would lose her and I know that I’m not ready to have her not be in my life in any way at all.  I know that strokes are no longer the pretty much immediate death sentence that they were when I was a child.  And yet, I was afraid of losing her.  And then I was sad for her – that her life would become even more proscribed than it had been before the stroke.  And I remember something my other sister had asked me last week.  She wondered if I thought that our middle sister had decided to die.  Maybe this stroke had something to do with that.  And then my fear and sadness turned to anger at my brother-in-law who had not let me or my other sister know what was happening.  Hell, he waited until a few days after this event to let one of his daughters, who is out of the country, know.

I cannot understand his reasoning for that choice. And I wonder if my sister has chosen to die.  And there’s nothing I can do but accept.

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