Thank you for your prayers. They are being answered. I grew up five miles from the Darlington Raceway and trained heavily on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Michigan is relaxing to drive in! My ‘guilt’ is more that I built a life 800 miles away, and wasn’t there to intervene for them in ways they needed. Where I work now, there is no bereavement pay, but a different job recently that is a different situation. It is a venture that if it takes off will allow me to manage my time better, and I may be able to get more time off without affecting my income. That fact is more real to me. I will reach out to those around me more, hoping that others will reach out to my mom and sister.