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.


Donna O'Brien said...

I know I emailed you earlier, Susan- just checking in. How is you mom doing? I'm just so sorry to hear of her fall. It's so scary when our parents are hurt- it's so foreign to us. But as I said to you, I'm so glad you are all there for her and your words are very touching. I'll keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne said...

Oh Susan, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom's fall. I will keep her in my prayers for a quick recovery, as well as your family. And please take care of yourself during this time.

Dorian Fletcher said...

Dearest Susan,
I hope your mama is on the mend. I think many of us are "of an age" that means our parents are in their 70s & 80s. You are so right about taking the time to appreciate the many good things in our and friends. Here's to your mother's speedy recovery. You are lucky to have one another.

Kimberlee Edgar said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I wish her a speedy recovery. Take care...


Laurie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother falling. Please know that I am praying for her. What an incredible women to greet with you a smile even though she was in pain. It says a lot about her.


Lana said...

Oh Susan, your mother and your family are in my prayers. I know how quickly things can change. She is so blessed to have you there to take care of her.

Pinkie Denise said...

Dear Susan,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I will keep you, your mom and
family in my prayers. It is such a
blessing to have our family with us
in times like these. Take care
Pinkie Denise

FrenchGardenHouse said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I too will keep her in my prayers for a recovery that brings her back to full health.

It's so scary when our parents hurt themselves. I am so glad she has you there with love and care.

xo Lidy

Sea Angels said...

Hello Susan I know you don't know me, but your story about your moms unfortunate accident touched my heart. I adore my mother, as we all love our mothers,and would feel as you do, if the same happened to us. So I send you my heartfelt prayers that your mom makes a good and progressive recovery.
You take care too
Lynn x

Stacey said...

Blessings to you and your family. So many get caught up in the whirlwind of today and foret what is most important. Things do change, I chose to live with and help care for my parents. It took a bit of dancing for all to settle, but it was the best thing for all of us and I'm happy to do it. My best to your Mother.