Friday, April 14, 2006

Relief

I only have a few minutes to post, I am sure...some little one will wake up and call for me. In the meantime, I wanted to express the relief and thankfulness I am feeling about my mom's knee surgery and her recovery. I am so happy she is at home. I am so glad that dad is there with her. I have no doubt whatsoever that there is no one better suited to help her recover and get strong than him. I am so thankful for all of Motherkitty's blogfriends. I know you have been some of her biggest supporters, and that means a lot to me. It is good to know someone is thinking of you and praying for you, even around the world.

I am temporarily stuck at home because the mechanic has had a lot of trouble replacing a broken turn signal switch on my van. I am spending the time unpacking, cleaning up, taking the girls outside, and thinking of mom and dad.

I am so happy the surgery went well. My mom is so strong, and I have no doubt she is happy and relieved to be home, too. Dad will help her each day to do what needs to be done, and as soon as I am mobile again, the girls and I will start making more regular trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house to help out. Hopefully we will not be in the way.

Seeing my brother and his wife was definitely a highlight of the year. It was so good to see my girls love them and cling to them. I know they have made many wonderful memories. Being with mom and dad before and after the surgery was something I wanted to do. It would not have been possible if it were not for my husband and his mom. They were so sweet to watch the girls. I am so thankful to them because I felt I really needed to be with mom. I don't know if it was just a selfish motive, or if it was for her, but I am glad everything worked out. I was glad that dad didn't have to wait alone during mom's surgery. We had some really good talks together.

So much has gone on that I had almost completely forgotten Passover and Easter. So I hope that everyone has had a good week and made some good memories with your families. I hope you have taken time to slow down and enjoy your parents and/or your children. I hope you have taken time to thank the One True God for the good life He has given us. I am thankful for all that He has done for my family.

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

3 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I am so glad that you were able to go be with your mom & dad before, during & after the surgery. I had made up my mind that I was going to be there to wait with your dad during surgery if you hadn't gone for some unforseen reason, not of your choosing.

It was a time that your parents needed you and you were there for them.
Have a Happy Easter.

doubleknot said...

Your Dad needed you to be with him during the surgery - I am glad you had some nice talks.
I am really glad Motherkitty is home and hope she starts recoving without any proplems.
Since December 6 of last year I have been taking care of my room mate who fell off a scaffolding at work - fractured his pelvis, hip bone and tore his rotor cup to pieces on his right arm - he is right handed so it has been hard for him. He is on the mend now but will have to have surgery again on his shoulder.

cuz sharon said...

Stopped in to wish you and your family a Happy Easter. I'm glad you got to spend time with all your family. Love you always,sharon and family