I took a short break from blogging after receiving the disheartening news that my mom was hospitalized due to acute multiple myeloma, a form of bone-marrow cancer. I dropped everything and flew across the world to be with her and my dad. While I was there, my dad fell and broke his hip. It was an unimaginable storm of events that took us all by surprise.
It’s hard to create a new normal after your world has been turned upside down, but my parents are strong and resilient. They are both home and coping. As stoic as ever, my mom remains calm and optimistic, and my dad is in good spirits. I am back in Papua, but a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about them.