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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.

Pam
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  • NANCY-160
    I guess it's good that things worked out the way they did. My thoughts are still with you as you figure out how to add this new responsibility and keep balance in your life.

    The plus side is that you'll probably get to have some conversations in the car with your mom that you wouldn't have otherwise.
    4245 days ago
  • ANSING
    Pam, my thoughts and prayers will still be with you and your Mom. I am so glad she is doing better.

    Hugs,
    Annette
    4245 days ago
  • ANDREA0301
    Prayers continue to go up, blessings continue to rain down!

    Love you my Sister-Friend!!!
    4245 days ago
  • STACEYSGETNFIT
    You and your mom are in my prayers! I understand the comfort coming from prayers - it's completely awesome! Aren't we fortunate enough to have such great Christian brothers and sisters on Spark? LOVE it!
    4245 days ago
  • VEENAS1
    Pam you will have my continued prayers and thoughts for you, your mom, and your family. I know what you mean about elderly parents. My parents are both 81. So far they manage okay and my sister and her husband live about five minutes from them. So the responsibility has not fallen on me yet. I know when the time comes it will be difficult. Take care and have a great week.
    4245 days ago
  • EAT2LIVE57
    I'm lifting you and you Mom up in prayer. May He continue to watch over you and keep you in His care.

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    4245 days ago
  • EAT2LIVE57
    I'm lifting you and you Mom up in prayer. May He continue to watch over you and keep you in His care.

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    4245 days ago
  • EAT2LIVE57
    I'm lifting you and you Mom up in prayer. May He continue to watch over you and keep you in His care.

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    4245 days ago
  • DSLIGER
    Sorry to hear about what happened to your mom.( my computer has been down so i haven't been on) My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon
    4245 days ago
  • SHEDDING123
    News spreads slowly from one team to another but add my thoughts for good healing for your mom and thoughts for both of you in this time of transition.
    She is blessed to have you.
    And as you take on this new role, she will really need YOU to take care of yourself as well as of her, no easy task. The challenge of the caretaker is a biggie. But we here have been inspired by how you face and master a good challenge. You have the faith and heart.
    Your spark family is holding you both in our prayers.
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    4246 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2009 12:59:15 AM
  • BJENKINS1014
    Thanks for this blog and for sharing all the details of your mom's accident, her health, and the power of prayer. We love you and continue to send up prayers for your mom and you!

    Betty
    4246 days ago
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