Dear rosemarylambert.com readers,
My mom asked that I pen a brief update on her behalf.
Yesterday evening, while making her way around the house, my mom fell and hit her head. Her incredible caregivers, my dad and my sister, rushed her to the emergency room where she received 26 staples. After enduring a hard night, she awoke this morning feeling okay, but too groggy to write, so she called and asked that I do it for her so she “wouldn’t miss a day.”
During the same phone call, I told my mom about The Chairiot Project and she struggled to fight back tears. For those of you who may not be familiar, The Chairiot Project is an endeavor by her friend Chip to build a wheelchair that might traverse the rough terrain of Muskegon State Park, allowing my mom the pleasure of traveling her beloved trails even after she can no longer walk them herself. To help fund the cost of labor and materials, Chip set up an online campaign to raise $1,500 by October 21st. Incredibly, the campaign raised nearly twice that amount in less than 24 hours. “We have so many beautiful people in our lives” was all my mom could say on the matter.
Before I wrap up, I’d like to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for reading my mom’s blog and for sending her emails and letters and text messages and for stopping by with food and flowers and cards and hugs. The love and support you’ve shown my mom, and our family, has filled our hearts to bursting. Truly, thank you.
(Rosemary’s son. This one.)
P.S. My mom will return to her regular posting schedule next week.