Monday, January 15, 2007

I was not prepared for this

I was out of town this past weekend. On the way home yesterday my cell phone rang. My mother has had a stroke. That was the longest 2-1/2 hours of my life as I tried not to drive like a maniac and get to the hospital.

My mother has lived alone since I married 21 years ago. She is strong and capable. She is creative. She is opinionated and stubborn. She is all those things. She was angry about being made to go to the hospital. She was "as mad as an old wet hen" to use a rural southern description. So... knowing all these things I was not prepared for seeing her laying on a gurney - unable to speak clearly and partially paralyzed on her left side. I was not prepared. My heart is broken. I am an emotional wreck. I have no idea what to do or which way to turn.

I will be in and out with her this week and until we know where we are. There is just me and my sister - so we will share the duties of care between us.

Please lift her up to your higher being. I know the power of prayer. I know the power of encouragement.

Sorry - no MaggieGrace goodness. I'm too tired and emotional.

I hope you all have a better day than I am.

8 comments:

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your sweet mom--and you and your sister. xo-Melfie

Roxanne said...

My prayers are definitely with you and your mom and sister. May God grant you strength and courage as you care for your mother.

heidi said...

hope all is getting better. you are in my thoughts.

xxx,
heidi

shula said...

I have Downunder covered in the prayer department...

Thinking of you...

lalheg said...

Sending my heart to you

Vallen said...

We will keep our thoughts on your mom and wish you all peace of mind.

Laura said...

I hope your mom is doing okay. Call if you need anything! Love you.

Raesha D said...

I am praying for healing for your mom, and strength for you...you are loved!!