Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mom's Valentine

On Wednesday, Mom was not doing well at all.  She slept most of the day.
I played soft hymns for her and at one point, she tried to sing along.
Mostly she was very weak and when she was awake, very confused. And glum.

It got very tiring and emotionally draining as I sat by her bedside.

I decided to walk the halls.

These verses in the hallways were such a comfort to me.

I had to laugh at the things she was saying.
"It's been raining all day." (it wasn't)
"I better take this off" tugging at her tubing
"Are you playing golf, Doug?"  as she was talking with my brother Dan.  Doug died several years ago and Dave is the brother that plays golf.
She turned to the empty chair by her bed.  "Pete, what are you going to order for dinner?"
It helped to relieve the strain to laugh instead of cry.

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On Thursday, my girls came with me to visit mom.  She was so much better!!

Still some confusion, but she was smiling and in a good mood!

 I found this photo so funny.  We were always using our cell phones, checking facebook, posting messages, answering calls, taking pictures.... you know, what we all do with these phones these days.  Everyone was using them, not just us.

At the end of the afternoon, we got news that they were transferring her to a post-op surgical floor!  Mom is not able to walk yet.  No strength for that, but she is no longer in critical condition!
 Mindy helped Mom order her supper.  The nurse said she would help feed her.

Then we said our good-byes and went out for dinner.
 Girls will be girls.  Blowing straws at each other is a tradition in this household.

Today was Valentine's Day and since Al had the day off, we were able to bring Mom her very special Valentine!!

How they have loved one another for many years.  The picture below is from their honeymoon.

Get well quick, Mom!!  Daddy is anxious to have you back!!

1 comment:

mama Mary said...

What a special and warm valentine's day for Lois and Peter. It was very shocking news to hear for us about Your mom. A hymm your dad used to sing is repeating in my mind, Because he lives I can face tomorrow, because he lives, all fear is gone..
We are praying for your mom and dad from Hyuga. with lots of love - Sachiko