Mom has always been very supportive and proud of my work.
She has been very excited by my upcoming journey to India.
But these past two days have been nothing less than a nightmare:
My mother has suddenly fallen gravely ill to a cancer that went undetected for too long.
Today, as Mom lies in her hospital bed, I've decided I can not make my journey to India.
Instead, it's now my turn to support my mother, and help her along with her sad and scary journey with cancer.
If you want to follow my Fulbright-Hays colleagues on their trip, you can view their blog here. I fully intend to learn from them, and feel their thrill, at least vicariously, by reading their upcoming blog posts. I hope you will too.