I'm exhausted. We had storms last night and the dog kept me awake until after 1:00. I really do have to get him a thunder shirt. He kept squirming in my lap and climbing on me - I have an alarming array of bruises.
I have some distressing news for you. I heard from Irene last night that your mother had a stroke yesterday. She has some drooping on the left side of her mouth and that makes it hard for her to talk. It's early so there's no good idea yet of know what the residual damage will be. They aren't trying to dissolve the clot because she's 90 - that would almost certainly do more harm than good.
I feel so for her, and for Jim and Irene. I wish I could be there to help, but probably couldn't do much for anybody anyway. Irene and I won't be going to the Keys for Danica's graduation next week. I'm not offering yet to work next week in case there is something useful I can do in Springfield.
I started to tell you to pray for your mother and sister, but I know that you already do. And you probably know more about what's going on than I do. Remember to pray for me, too, and for Jethro since we're expecting more storms tonight and tomorrow.
Love you so much,