I have yearned to write and send you this Personal Reflection after my last one, which was early in January. What has prevented me from writing and posting a new one? Loss.
On February 9, 2020, I received a text and engaged in several phone calls with my 30-year old daughter, Daniella, from an emergency hospital room in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Her mother, my first wife of 19 years, was undergoing an emergency procedure. I arrived at the hospital by 11:30 a.m. to find my ex-spouse unconscious. She passed away just after 1:00 p.m. My other two sons, Corinno and Simon, ages 33 and 32, landed in Baltimore in a later flight from O'Hare. When they arrived their mother had already passed away. I am helping my adult children deal with their loss.
Torres, José M., "Personal Reflections / 3.12.20" (2020). Personal Reflections. 58.