I was flying from Boston to Virginia Beach to be with my mother for her first radiation treatment, the second line of defense against her advanced cancer. The front line troops had already fallen when she proved unable to tolerate the chemotherapy, so she was particularly apprehensive about this new plan of attack.
Friday, March 29, 2013
My mother was the inspiration for many of my parenting columns. When she passed away in March and I attempted to honor her life in a eulogy, all my words ran screaming out the back door (without closing it, by the way, and not caring at all that we were heating the entire neighborhood!)