A toddler in an emotionally explosive and unstable family has her leg amputated. In spite of significant hurdles, she powers through to become a successful career woman and equally successful single parent.
Wendy Sura Thomson is a 5-star author of Summon the Tiger, The Third Order, The Man from Burnt Island, and Postcards from the Future (as a contributing author.) She has several more works underway. She lives in Michigan with her beloved Setters and covets sipping coffee outdoors first thing in the morning, rain or shine., listening to the waterfall and the birds and watching [often with amusement] the pups explore.
My father would have been 99 years old today. He moved in with us, and I cared for him for his last two years.
Those two years were a privilege and an honor.
Summon the Tiger
Both my dad and Bill were getting sicker and sicker. By Thanksgiving, my father had decided he needed to sell the partially-finished airplane, and by Thanksgiving my boys had to go and spend a couple of hours trying to get their father dressed for dinner – he was that weak. My dad had a good holiday meal, took several hours that Friday showing the woman that he had contracted to sell the airplane where everything was, and sat on the family room sofa Saturday finishing the pumpkin pie. He stayed in his room on Sunday, the doctor came Monday and told me he thought my dad had maybe a week to live. Tuesday my Dad couldn’t get himself out of the bathroom, and I had to call paramedics to get him back to his hospital bed in the family room. By Wednesday morning he was disoriented, by Wednesday evening he was in a coma, and by Saturday he was dead.