Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Mama needs your Prayers

Yesterday was my Mama's 59th birthday.


Today we celebrated with pedicures, a little shopping at Target to see what Liberty has to offer in the bargain area and then a lovely dinner with fresh cut flowers from the garden and fresh food and a stellar apple crumble pie (from Cocos restaurant, not handmade, but it tasted damn fine).


Tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. my Mama checks into the hospital for a scheduled knee replacement. It will be her second joint replacement in five years and will be performed by the same surgeon that did her hip. He is an excellent surgeon and I do trust him to take her through this, but that does not alleviate that clench in the gut.

The last few years have not been kind on my Mama's physical mobility. Her body has been attacked by Rheumatoid Arthritis, it has destroyed joints and frozen her once fluid self and left her in too much pain. It has made her cry and required that she request more help that she wants and yet, it has not broken her. Oh no. This woman with a core of steel, this woman who gave birth to eight children and raised them to be good people and shows patience and kindness and care for so many, she is not broken.

I would ask though, for a few moments of your time and your energy, that you send healing thoughts and words and prayers for her in the next few days. I know what my prayers for her look like...


A simple and safe and uncomplicated surgical procedure tomorrow

A manageable recovery with not too much pain and lots of rest and healing

A return to full functioning mobility once she can receive the RA drugs, that their effect becomes life changing and give her the recovery and mobility she has earned.


Don't feel bad for my Mama, she lives with such grace, even in the midst of crippling pain. But do pray, please. I would just love that.

19 comments:

Mona Dierckman said...

One of the loveliest and most STELLAR persons I have met. I knew she had dealt with her eye problems but had no idea she was dealing with osteo problems. Please give her a big hug and kiss from us. And on a side note let her know of the succulents she had so lovingly wrapped up for me to take back to Oregon, about 1/2 made it as we had record cold down to about 10 degrees.

Neil said...

Best of luck with knee replacement!

Anonymous said...

p.s. those are some amazing pictures!!! Actually very stunning. I especially like the picture of Alex, Amiee, Owen and Mason looking very content and in that glowing light...

Jess said...

Sending prayers and good ju-ju from the Midwest...

Dawn Johnson Warren said...

Sending love and prayers to Mama!

Laura said...

Sending prayers to your Mama. I am a RN on a surgical floor, and sounds like she is well prepared for her trials, but I know the feeling of the gut wrenching. Just knowing you are loving her will go a long way, and believe me, to have faith in the surgeon is all that much more comforting. Take Care, Laura

mondojen said...

Oh your mama is so beautiful! The picture of the 4 of you is so gorgeous it hurts. I am thinking of her and you and pain free days in the not so distant future. Lots of hugs and love.
-jen

jillian said...

Sending healing thoughts and positive vibes! She has good care and lots of love, she will be up and around before you know it ;)

LauraC said...

Thinking happy thoughts!

sarah said...

Praying for your mama! Hope it all goes as well as possible!

Kate said...

Done.

Sadia said...

Sending healing thoughts in your family's direction.

Preeti said...

Praying for your Mama and all of you rallying around her during her surgery and recovery. Take care xx

Mary-Heather said...

Sending my prayers, love, and healing thoughts to your mama!! <3 Thinking of you too - lots of hugs!

Amy said...

sending prayers for health and healing your way...

K8 said...

Hope the knee replacement goes well - sending your mama healing thoughts

I Saw You Dancing said...

Sweet mama of mama.
Belated love and prayers for you.

Katie said...

I wish your momma a full and speedy recovery! And what a coincidence, my mom had her second knee replaced yesterday (the first one was replaced in early December). Now I'll be thinking good thoughts for both of the mommas as they heal!

kat said...

oh, god bless you and your mom and your family! i love the picture of you and the twins with her, so much love there!!!