My family is a rather superstitious lot. Not terribly so but enough so that I never sell a knife but give it away, I avoid ladders, I never say “thank you” when someone gives me a plant and I try to enter a house by the same door I left. I’m not sure where all of these things (and more) come from but they have been part of my growing up.
Another superstition is that things come in 3’s.
3 Billy Goats Gruff
3 French Hens
3 Bones in the Human Ear
3 Miles in a League
3 Old King Cole’s Fiddlers
3 Little Pigs
3 Bears in Goldilocks
3 Sheets to the Wind
3 Piece Suit
3 Feet in a Yard
3 Ring Circus
3 Little Kittens They Lost Their Mittens
3 Wheels on a Tricycle
3 Blind Mice
And in my family it is especially noted that bad things come in 3’s. Death is one of them.
I started thinking about all of this thanks to that terrible monster cancer.
It has struck again.
First my husband, then myself and now my mother has been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. The outlook is hopeful and positive but she has a long, hard battle ahead of her. She will be in the hospital for at least a month.
One whole month with needles, tubes and awful chemo.
I’m broken hearted for her. Just knowing some of what she faces.
Please say a little prayer for her, light a candle sing a song or do a dance. Whatever you can send her in the way of helpful, healing and positive energy I know will make a difference. I know how much your love meant to me and how much it helped.
If you would like to send her a card send me an email (creativegoddess at vickiodell dot com) or a message. I will have you send it to me and then I will take it to her when I visit – she is 3 hours away but I’m planning to visit as often as possible.
I would love to fill her room with cards so that she knows how much she is loved.