And here is where I tell you the bad news. Delaney's parents have decided to sell their house and move back to Reno. After watching Delaney for 2 1/2 years, this is tough to swallow. They have a list of reasons and I understand where they're coming from, but I don't like it. I plan to enjoy her right up to moving day. Matt dropped Delaney off the morning of the 31st and said he had an announcement to make. I actually thought he twas going to tell me that they were separating. I've sensed heaviness from both of them for at least a month. But it's not a health issue. I have to remind myself of the things their news is not, a crutch for now.
That afternoon my daughter called with even worse news. She is going to need open-heart surgery and they're hoping to be able to do it in October. It's called Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and it's a birth defect. Her father also had this surgery. I've lost sleep over this and somehow it makes Delaney's move a little less traumatic. Chrissie has to stay in the hospital for a week and another six weeks at home after the surgery. I'll go down as soon as she wants me there. I will be so glad when this is behind us, the sooner the better and before the snow flies.