Monday, November 10, 2008

Time slips away

My mom came down to stay with Jennifer so Randy and I could go to Houston. She got sick the day she arrived and after 2 911 calls and several trips to the hospital they finally admitted her and did some test. They found a mass in her abdomen and needless to say we have all been very upset and worried. After almost 2 weeks in the hospital I got to bring her home tonight. She is so weak and thin. They are going to let her try and build up some strength and then in a few weeks do a biopsy of the mass. They are not sure if its cancer or just a fibrous tumor but it is around the main arteries in her body and her kidneys. I haven't painted or drawn or done much of anything except just take care of her, and be with her. I have had family flying in and flying out, its been crazy. Its during these times that we remember how short our lives really are. We remember the things that are truly important and the things that aren't. We patch up silly family squabbles and overlook each others imperfections. Its a time when we all rally to support each other and be there to comfort. I am often amazed at how in the best of times people can be very ugly, selfish, petty and small yet in the hardest of times they can be generous, warm, loving and supportive to each other. Is it any wonder why God allows the hard times to come? I am praying that God gives her many many more healthy years with us, we all love her so much.


Willow River Piecemakers said...

Hi there - I have seen your blog on many a blog list and popped over. I just lost my 17 year old neice in a car accident two weeks ago and I loved reading your blog this morning - everything you wrote was like you were in my head this morning! I have been a bad blogger and have not updated, but am getting back into the swing of things. Thanks again and you are a wonderful artist.

Ai said...

I hope your mother feels better. It is terrible to face illness in the family but how we comfort each other and take good care of each other will bring family together and ease some of the difficult pain. Pls. tell your mom she has such a great green thumb with those beautiful flowers.

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