I have sad news. Two days ago my mother, who is living in Croatia, fell into a coma, due to a stroke to her brain.
She is 78 years old, and I have received news from the hospital that the outcome is uncertain.
I am flying from China to Croatia (via Frankfurt) tomorrow, Sunday. My brother is on his way there as I write this, from Germany.
The launch of this podcast will be postponed for a few weeks, until I settle everything. And right now I don’t even know what do I have to settle, because only God knows how long this whole situation will last.
I do pray for a miracle, but I wonder if such miracles do happen in our times.
Since I did have a few episodes already recorded for the Spanish podcast (El Cuento de Roma), those will go on air tomorrow and next week.
The launch of this podcast is postponed to September the 30th, International Podcasting Day.
You are welcome to visit my Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/west4east if you feel like giving me (and my brother) words of support in this tough moment, but regardless, I will be keeping you all posted about my mother’s situation.
She lived three years in the US (with me), one year in China (also with me), 16 years in Argentina, some 25 years in Germany, and the rest… well, in Croatia.
Since my dad died, which was in 1990, she only ate bread and water. That’s 27 years now. The reason was that on the day my dad passed away (we lived on a farm in Argentina), he only ate some bread and had some water. He asked her to prepare some meal, and she told him she’d do it as soon as she’d be back from a short errand to the local market. When she returned, my dad was dead. She never stopped blaming herself.
I pray to GOD that they reunite in whatever better place there is up there (or out there), and that they don’t go through the pain we mortals do.
God bless you all!
Four hours after I wrote this, my cousin passed me the news from overnight. My mom had passed into eternal life, while sleeping.