Friday, October 12, 2007
In The Blink of An Eye
Last Saturday my 74-year-old mother fell and fractured her hip and wrist. Her life has now been greatly altered.
Early Sunday morning the orthopedic surgeon put pins in her hip and reset the wrist while she was in the operating room. I was there at her bedside when she was brought back from recovery.
Even through the pain and grogginess of the surgery mom managed to smile. There in bed lie the woman who had raised four children. She was there for me through the loss of a child, cancer, and a severe infection that my daughter had survived. Mom always has words of encouragement and an outstretched hand of affection. Now my sister, brothers and father were there to comfort her and help throughout the long recovery.
I'd like you to take a moment and reflect on the goodness of life, how important family and friends are and make sure you let them know how much you love them. Sometimes things can change in the blink of an eye!
On a brighter note, I promised to share some pics from the upcoming auction. (7 days from now). Beautiful, sparkly glass.
Posted by Susan McShannon-Monteith at Friday, October 12, 2007