Tuesday, February 28, 2017

52. Detaching with Love
“By the way,” Gerry said, “my mother overdosed on Xanax7. They took her to the ER.”

“You don’t seem too upset about it,” I said, wondering what the rest of the story might be.

“I’m sadly relieved.   She ate a few too many Xanny bars and called 911. Dad called me from the ER to say she was dying and I should get down there.  When I got to the hospital, she was sitting up in bed.  Said if I wasn’t coming home she would sign herself into the Psych unit. I said if not the Psych unit, a rehab.  She thought I was being a smartass, but I really meant it. Love her, want her to get better, but can’t get caught up in the drama.  My sister says we have to ‘detach with love’ from mom, and I finally know what she means.”  

Today I will accept there are times I need to detach with love.

Needles Not For Knitting is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

Needles Not For Knitting (c) 2017 by Ken Montrose

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