I try not to blog too much personal information. It's just not my style and it seems better to avoid the cyber world crashing down on me like I have seen happen to others before.
I am faced with a bit of a dilemma however and wondered what the proper response should be.
My mom died two years ago about this very hour. 3:16 p.m. on 03/16. Her favorite Bible verse was John 3:16. Now that part is out of the way.
My sister has sent me an e-mail telling me that mom's ghost was floating around in the back bedroom earlier this week near her urn. She has told me this several times. This time was different because she also told me she was taking her chihuahua in today to be neutered and sent me a picture of him looking forlorn at the veterinarian. My wife suggested I say something comforting in response. I wanted to write something sensitive back to her but all I could come up with was :
" O.K. Mom is floating around your apartment. How's the dog?"
My wife, who knows more about these things has told me this is not exactly what she meant.
So what do you think? Should I break it up into two separate e-mails?
Is it better not to mention the dog until I know he is better? Should I ask her to keep her camera ready and trained towards the back room next time, because I've already seen the dog?