I didn't really update that much during the weekend of my mom's surgery. I did mention that my friend Megan drove down to stay with Kelsey and I. Thank God she did, because I'm not sure how Kelsey and I would have survived without her. She was continually cleaning up the kitchen, giving us hugs, walking to get things from the car while we were at the hospital, going to get us drinks or things from the drug store across from the hospital. It was nice to have someone else riding with us in the car, someone who would listen to us talk or cry or de-stress. Megan was there in a very selfless way. I am very lucky to have her as a friend.
While she was down here, we took a break from the hospital one day and drove over to South Street. We walked around, and when we got to the Magic Garden, I realized that the rumors were true - you can now walk around the garden! It's actually the studio of this amazing Philadelphia artist named Isaiah Zagar. His mosaic murals can be found all up and down South St. and the surrounding areas. It's a truly breathtaking space. I think the 3 of us walked around in silence, just splitting up and taking it all in.
If any of you are ever in the Philly area, make sure that you stop by the Magic Garden. It costs 3 dollars to walk through, and it's SO worth it!