When something bad happens, do not text people the following:
"GIVE MY BABIES A BIG HUG AND KISS FOR ME. SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED. I'LL TELL YOU WHEN I KNOW MORE."

Yep, that's great. Something horrible has happened with my mother, and she sends me THIS (caps lock were hers). What the hell? How is this not supposed to freak me the fuck out?

Ok, I'll just sit here and let every terrible scenario possible run through my head.

I get that this is obviously an emergency, but wait until you have information to share! Ahhhhhh!

Time to break out the wine until I get an explanation.

And she just texted again that she loves us, including my husband. She never includes my husbad. Now I'm even more anxious.

Update: She just texted. Her husband's nephew was in an accident today and died. She freaked out because he was the same age as my oldest son. I absolutely hate myself for feeling somewhat relieved. Someone has lost their child, and that is devastating. I'm still upset that she texted me that.