As I just mentioned, my mother in law died in August, and this will be my wife's first mother's day without her.
As if that weren't enough, my own mother is in the hospital with pneumonia. We were concerned it might be something else for a while, but we now know for sure that it is pneumonia, a bit nasty but nothing that requires an oxygen tent or is significantly life threatenting. She seems to be recovering well, but naturally any and all prayers are welcome! We don't know when she'll be getting out, but we're hoping before or on Sunday.