Over the next few posts, I’m going to share some of my personal journey over the last many weeks (it seems shorter than it actually was!!) and specifically, what I’ve been learning about being grateful/thankful. One of the many things I’m very thankful for is simply being alive…when at one point there was some doubt (in my mind anyway!) or course, there are some stories to tell – for instance, my problem caused the arrival of not only the ambulance but the police AND the fire department. It was as if an entire swat team had descended on the complex. The certainly was a lot of “thumping” around, which at one point reminded me of a performance of “Stomp.” I think part of that was making me the stomp-ee….but more on that later.
The journey I’ve been on has been incredible, joyful, painful and sorrowful – sometimes all at the same time…but I am grateful!!
For those that have followed this blog, you also know that my Mother (age 94) suffers from TIA … or mini-strokes. Two weeks ago, she fell down five concrete steps (the steps she knows she is not to use) and landed on her head on a concrete pad. She broke her shoulder below the socket, so there was no surgery they could do to “fix” it. Her arm was literally tied to her waist to keep it from moving. Unfortunately, she actually had a moderate stroke while in the hospital and spent last week in an intensive rehabilitation center – doing more in one day than she had done in probably the last 20 years.
She arrived back at her house on Saturday however, early this morning she had to be taken back to the hospital. I would appreciate thoughts/prayers for her at this time. I will know more about what is going on or not going on possibly as early as tomorrow.
It is good to be back with by blog – I have really missed sharing laughs, joys and even some of the sorrows.
As always Bill, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so good to see you posting again. I have been so worried.Great big happy, relieved hugs to you,Laurie