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The summer abroad trip to Brazil started today. For those of you who don’t know, right before the deadline I had to back out due to financial reasons.
I was so frustrated because I had everything in order. I’d filled out my application. I’d jump through all the hoops. I had the BEST letter of recommendation from my anthropology professor, but I didn’t have enough for the deposit and I hadn’t bought a passport yet.
Though I’m a little sad I’m not on a flight right now, I know it wouldn’t have worked out. My mother is laying in a hospital bed next to me at this very moment. She can’t speak. She has little feeling on the right side of her body. She can barely keep her food down. As wonderful as Brazil sounds, it wouldn’t have panned out. I don’t think I’d be able to go knowing my mom is this “sick”.
Technically she isn’t sick. She suffered a stroke, which has taken a toll on her health. She isn’t battling an illness. She is battling herself.
As I sit here thinking about all the things I could be doing with my summer, I know I’m where I should be. I’ve spent almost every night and day at the hospital since I got home. I’ve only left to shower and once to work.
My mom forgot Spanish, or at least that’s what the doctors think. She has a hard time with English now and every time I try talking to her in Spanish she is unresponsive. Sad day.
Anyway, I just wanted to lament my sorrows about Brazil. Hopefully I’ll go next summer with Jorge and we can enjoy Rio de Janiero and the World Cup together.
In the mean time, you should snapchat me. It is probably incredibly unsafe to snapchat strangers, but there are few people on tumblr who’d I’d give my number to. My snapchat name is mariahln. That’s how I pass the time. Snapchat and texting, so snapchat me or if you want, message me and I’ll give you my number.
My mom sleeps most of the day, so there isn’t much for me to do.