A new day and week are starting and I am happy to say I am in a MUCH better frame of mind. Thank you for the understanding, encouragement, and prayer! I appreciate it soo much.
My mom is beginning to show some signs of improvement! YAY! My youngest son came up from San Diego on Sat. and met us at the nursing home to anoint mom with oil and pray for her healing. We all spent several hours with her after that, encouraging her to eat and keeping her company even while she slept. I think my mom is VERY willing to be called home should that be what the Lord intends, and I honestly can't say as I blame her. Her life here has become soo difficult. She struggles so with memory, speaking the right words sometimes, and the present weakness she deals with along with just desperately trying to stay awake, makes the broken neck seem minor. Not only does her Savior wait for her there, but so does her husband, her sister, mother, and friends. How I hate watching her struggle with all of this. And yet, her life here is NOT over, and so we diligently pray. Her sense of humor is still right there though, and how I love to see it. After we got her settled in for what was sure to be a long nap, hubby and I left to have a late lunch with James before he headed home. I enjoyed every minute of this. However I was beginning to notice a sore throat, and sure enough woke up yesterday morning with a nasty head cold. I haven't had one in a couple of years, so don't feel like I can complain much, but obviously this just doesn't work in. I can't be around mom as the last thing she needs is a cold, so hubby went to the nursing home yesterday morning to fill in for me on my shift. We try to divide the time in the days in 3 or 4 hour shifts so that mom is rarely alone during the day. We don't feel this will be as necessary as soon as her head clears a bit more and she gets some of her strength back. But for now some of things that have happened would frighten you, but I will spare you the details. My mother LOVES my husband, and they have a wonderful relationship, so that worked out just fine for yesterday, but I am not sure what will happen today. During the work week the number of people who can go down during the day is already MUCH smaller of course, and I usually take the lions share of the time. I have decided to just trust that she will be fine, and pray the Lord heals me quickly of this cold. Meanwhile, I spent a VERY lazy day yesterday, reading, resting, and watching some old movies on TV. I can freely admit I enjoyed every minute of it that wasn't spent sneezing and blowing my nose... : )
I have noticed one thing that happens now after a visit from Mel that is actually pretty good, and that is that I seem to "get over it" much quicker. Use to be I could count on a good 3 days or so of feeling down and sorry for myself. Now it usually passes MUCH quicker, and a few hours later usually finds me settled back in. Our relationship has really become very much about talking on the phone a few times a day sometimes, quick texts, shared pictures and videos, and truthfully I am grateful to enjoy all of these.
Hope you all enjoy your week! I have a feeling I will have lots of time for visiting today. ; )