Monday, June 30, 2008

Sandra - my "extra" Mama

I just found out my good friend Sandra is back in the hospital tonight after suffering a stroke at work. This is not the way I wanted to end the month of June. 
I talked to her daughter tonight and Sandra is stable, but doesn't have much use out of the right side of her body. They're waiting for some test results tomorrow to see what kind of damage has been done.
I met Sandra back in 1999 when I briefly dated her son... and I think Shane and I would both agree that the best thing that came out of that relationship was the love that I have for Sandra  and the rest of  his family. His nieces are like my own and I will always have a special place in my heart for all of them.
Sandra and John are Savannah's Nana and Grandpa John... another set of "grandparents" who love her like she was one of their own. They drove three hours to Cordele to celebrate my marriage in 2006 and  Savannah's birthday party in May.
I talked to Sandra last week and she was so excited that Pat and I were pregnant again. She knew how much we have been hoping to add another child to our family and she told me she's been praying for it... and I know she has.
My thoughts are with all of them tonight and I wanted to post a little picture of Savannah with her Nana... Sandra is larger than life and I've loved her since the day I met her and knows she's felt the same about me.

1 comment:

Ms. F said...

Oh I am sooo sorry to hear this! Sandra seemed like such a sweet down to earth women, something so rare these days...please pass along my best to her and her family, I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers