Not here. Not there.
Life in limbo. That was an indirect, side effect of my mom's battle with multiple system atrophy (MSA). For almost two years, I have been neither here nor there. Two continents. 12-hour flights apart. Two families -- my parents and the family I made. Every trip to see my parents was worth it. Some trips were more stressful than others. Twelve hours without communication meant I could not know if my mom's condition had worsened or gotten better, until I landed. Six weeks was m