Late last night, my mom called from across the street. She had fallen and couldn’t put any weight on her hip, so we’re heading over to the emergency room with her for an X-ray.

I’ve been going back and forth between the two houses all morning–getting Mom coffee, breakfast, newspaper, etc. She isn’t in pain as long as she remains immobile.

My husband was kind enough to take Dad to church this morning. That’s part of the dilemma…Mom’s health has a domino effect on Dad. His respite care programs are closed for the holidays…so each day is a new challenge of what to do with an anxious, restless man with Alzheimer’s.

I had forgotten to get the mail yesterday, so picked it up as I crossed the street.

On the top of the stack was a jury summons for me.


About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.