Quote From My Life: Words Matter

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It’s been a long week. Maybe the lack of sleep is getting to me, or maybe I’m just feeling the need to vent a little. In either case, here’s one from my own life today.

“When your partner’s mom is in a serious car crash, is taken by helicopter to the hospital, has a 14 hour surgery, and is in the ICU, you are reminded how important the words “spouse” and “mother-in-law” are and how much it sucks when you can’t legally use them.”

– Sloan Parker

16 thoughts on “Quote From My Life: Words Matter

  1. *hug*

    I hope she’s ok. And GRRRRRR about not being able to use the words legally. Hopefully in the not-too-distant future…

    • Thanks, Chris. That means so much.

      She’s doing okay. Just going to be a long recovery. Right now she can’t see or talk and she already had hearing loss on top of everything else. Very frustrating and scary for her, I’m sure.

  2. Omg Sloan, I have been wondering where you’ve been. I really do hope things get better for your mother-in-law and yeah I’m mad for you. Good luck to you and your honey… Take care..Leelee

  3. Sloan, you and yours are in my prayers now and indefinitely! HUGS HUGS HUGS—beleaguered on all sides, and unable to give comfort because of how stupid we (globally in the US) are! Stay lovely & strong, Sloan—update us as you can!

    • Tame: Thank you for the prayers. I just get frustrated when I can’t help my partner do things because I’m technically not family. I had to practically beg to get into the car where it was towed to look for my MIL’s hearing aide that was lost during the accident. She can’t see and talk. Having her hearing aide would be nice. She’s got one in now and they are repairing hers so that’s good.

    • Lena: I’ve missed you too. So sorry about all you’ve been going through lately too. Thanks for the kind words and love and healing. Much appreciated!!

  4. So sorry to hear about your MIL. Don’t let ignorant a-holes keep you from using terms that are rightfully yours to use, regardless of laws. Hang in there! Your family is in my prayers.

    • Kimberly: Thanks! Your words gave me a smile. I sometimes live in a bubble and forget about how the laws can affect my life until it comes to something like this when being a relative makes things so much easier, even when just answering simple questions. Thanks for the prayers!

  5. *hugs* I’d noticed you hadn’t been around lately.

    I’m sorry to hear about your mother-in-law’s accident, and I wish her quick recovery!

    Hang in there! And hopefully you’ll be able to use those terms soon.

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