Monday, November 26, 2007

Reflection

Trying to get creative, think of something witty to say, and it just isn't there. This has been an unbelievable time for me. A journey I never planned and didn't want to take. I'm sure some day I will look back on this and see that I learned something, grew from the experience, and something good came from it. Right now I'm just thankful that my mom has survived it all. I really wasn't sure she would.

Facing mortality is heavy duty work. Today is day 11 of hospitalization and I don't know when it will end. The recovery time for her is anywhere from 3 to 12 months. That's a long time to be sick. I spent yesterday doing some things in preparation for her return home.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Well, I have some lovely friends. I don't know what I'd do without them. Thank you.

5 comments:

'Bella and Gabe said...

Tami, you are awesome. Your dedication and caring to your mother is so beautiful! This is emotionally and physically draining for you too, I know. I've been in the same shoes you are wearing. You are strong. You are good. You can do this and I know it will be with love and grace.

Prayers continue for your mom.

Hugs to you!

~ Jennifer

Heather Grow said...

You are a great daughter. I'm so glad that your mum will be able to come home soon. Being in familiar territory might help her spirits.

Lotsa Love,
Heather

Sandy said...

((((hugs)))) Praying for you, my friend.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I admire that you have a loving relationship with your mother, and that she is comforted by you...
Some of us aren't so lucky....

As others have said, you are a beautiful woman.
Hang in there...

Julie said...

I can't imagine what you're going through...but if I may make a suggestion- this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to start a journal!! Let it all flow out, sister!