Thanks for your thoughts and prayers...
Saturday, September 26, 2009
There are no words that that can adequately convey my feelings for all of you who kept my mom and me in your thoughts and prayers last week. The volume of emails, comments on my page and goodies just overwhelmed me (in a good way) when I was able to get back and start reading them. There is no way I can respond to each and every one of you so I hope you will forgive me for doing it in this blog.
Most of you know that my faith is strong and it has gotten me through a lot. But last week my faith was strengthened even more. My 81 year old mother was in a very serious car accident. She wasn't wearing her seat belt and was hit directly on her driver's side door. The car was totalled. She only received 1 cracked rib and had to have a small butterfly stitch by one eye. She is black and blue all over.
Had she not had this wreck, the doctor's would not have found out that she was bleeding internally and required 2 units of blood. Her kidney were not functioning very well. She was very anemic. The list goes on and on. To be around her, you would never have guessed anything was wrong. She was blowing and going up until the time she had the wreck.
She got to go home last Sunday with Home Health following up on her a few times a week. The hospital was having a big influx of flu patients so all those "at risk" were sent home so they wouldn't catch the bug.
I know from personal experience how powerful prayers can be. I felt them all last week and I thank each and every one of you who sent one up. Just knowing that my teammates, Spark classmates and a lot of Spark friends were keeping me in their thoughts somehow just made it easier to handle the trauma going on around me.
We have a lot of doctors we have to follow up with. We won't let her get another car so that makes me become the new chauffeur/taxi driver/gopher person. It's really difficult when the child has to start taking over the parent's role for someone who was so vibrant until a few years ago. I'm the only child here. My sister lives in Texas where she is going through the same thing with her mother-in-law. You just make the best of the time we have left, I'm so thankful that she's been in good health until now. I'm really blessed.
So, again I thank you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. If there is ever any thing that I can help you with please do not hesitate to call on me. I will be there for you like you were for me.
I love you all.