Dad called and told me that Pap had received his last rites today.  He said it’s probably not too long now, so he’s planning on going to Lexington tomorrow morning.  My mom doesn’t know yet what she’s going to do.  I told my dad I was okay with that, that I didn’t blame him for making that decision and he thanked me for that.  I know exactly how he feels, getting that… absolution.  Understanding is probably a better word.

Dad told me that he talked to Baba, his mom, who said she understands if I’m not able to come, and that if anyone did have a problem with it, that was their own problem.  I don’t think anyone would have an issue with me not wanting to miss the birth of my first child.