My mom is having two-part brain surgery. The first part is being done this Monday, the second the Monday after that. I have a lot of feelings about it and her health in general, which don't really belong on the blog, but my family and I and her doctors could really use your prayers, so if you're the praying sort, or even if you're not —especially if you're not– could you spare a few thoughts for us this weekend and next week? My teeth are ground to the nub and I'm feeling very adrift. Thank you.