Sunday, February 1, 2009

Miracles...

My mom in healthier times
I recieved a phone call from my one of sisters this morning, in an anxious voice she said , " mom is being life-flighted to Methodist Hospital, she just had another stroke " I felt strangely calm, but always at the back of my mind I wonder if this is the one that would take her. Mom has been through several small strokes since a major one in 98 and each time they take a bit of her with them, yet she survives.
Life was not always good to her but she made the most of it, a testament to her strong will to survive.
I really didn't know what to expect as my husband, son and me, made our way thru the maze of hospital corridors that finally lead us to her room. I opened the door and peered in, although tired and frail looking ,she smiled at me with recognition and called out my name....
It wasn't too long afterwards that all but one of my siblings and relatives had made their way to her room, whatever fears we might have had were put to rest and we knew we were blessed at least for a little while longer, all thankful that our lord had once more shown us his tender mercies, Thank you lord for this miracle.

Blessings,Flora

42 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Oh, Flora, I am so sorry to hear about your mom, but am glad that it seems like she affected so badly. We are all so much more fragile than we believe ourselves to be. I know I don't know you that well, but I've always loved your blog. My heart goes out to you.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Bless your heart Flora. I bet that was the sweetest smile ever. (You look like your mommy!) Sending big warm hugs your way.

Blessings!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Zan Asha, your kind comments are very comforting, thank you.
Blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you Kimmie, I've been told that often and yes it was a relief
to see it.
Blessings,Flora

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom, what a scary thing for her and all of you to have to go through. Sending prayers your way, Robin

Sarah said...

Flora, I'm so glad she weathered this one!! Huge huge to you ! She has such a beautiful face!! Like you!!! It is such a blessing when they smile! Blessings, Sarah

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you so much for the prayers and kind thoughts Robin, they are much appreciated.
blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you Sarah, for your thoughtful and sweet words.
Blessings,Flora

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

My heart is with you and your mom. Sending the fairy best wishes for both of you ! Silke

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Silke, Thank you so much for your kind words and wishes.
Blessings,Flora

vivian said...

hi Flora! so scarey and thankfully God is so good! I'm glad your mom is ok. ANd pray you may keep her on this earth for many more years!! HUGS!!
vivian

Caroline said...

Flora, I'm sorry to hear this and thinking of you and your family. I hope all will be well and sending you blessings to comfort you.

Amy Sullivan said...

~I am curtain that our Lord~held your hand that day~the calm you felt~
~My prayers will be with you & your family~
Many hugs~
:)
~Amy~

pinkglitterfae said...

I am so happy to hear that your mom seems to be ok. Sounds like she is a fighter, with a strong desire to live. Good for her, and Bless her for her strength. I can't imagine what you all must go through, but it makes you realize what a precious gift life is. Your mother is a beautiful woman, with a beautiful smile. I pray she will be with you many, many more years.

Sonia said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs and prayers}}}}}}}}}}}}}} to your
Mom, family, and one for you...

Smiles,

Sonia;)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Many thanks Sonia.
blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Pink, Amy, Caroline and Vivian
Thank you and everyone, so much for taking the time to stop by and commenting, your care and concern is comforting and appreciated.
Blessings,Flora

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh Flora, so sorry you had this scare, but so glad to hear your mother is with you. Sending you love and prayers!
Laurie

vintagepaletteart said...

Flora...................prayers going up for your dear mother and you too. Such a scary thing to have happen.

*Lori

Beehive Cottage said...

Flora, My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. My Mom fought strokes for years. Every phone call takes your breath away. So glad she's better now. Cherish every moment.
Take care, Debbie

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

My prayers are with you and yours at this time Flora. My Mother In law is in ICU as of last night too. It is a time when families really need each other and the love and support of friends. Prayers...Cindy

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Laurie, Lori, Debbie and Cindy
many thanks to each and everyone of you kind ladies. Cindy I hope you Mil is recovering well without any residual problems too.
blessings,
Flora

Phillane E'lee said...

Flora,
I know those scares all to well. I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's illness. She is such a lovely looking lady. Sweet as Pie I bet.
I am glad that she is able to be here with you a little while longer. May you all be blessed. I will keep you dear and your loved ones in my prayers.
Pea

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you so much Pea.
Blessings,Flora

Sandra said...

Oh Flora....I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's illness. Never is easy. But the Lord is giving you time, to say, and spend what ever time you have left together. My prayers are with you sweetie. Takecare...of yourself!
Sandra

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh Flora, what a touching post. Prayers for your family and your mom--
Cathy

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Many thanks Cathy prayers are always welcomed.
Blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Sandra I guess I didn't realize that until you said it, still it will be hard no matter what.Many thanks.
blessings,

Jude said...

Flora, I can tell you love your Mother very much by the touching words you have written about her. You and your Mother are in my thoughts.

tattered 'n torn prims said...

God bless you all Flora!!! How scary to get a call like that!!! I'm glad she seems to be doing well. Sending you bigs hugs, thoughts and prayers too!!

Stace

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Flora, A big hug to you at this hard time. I am so glad to hear your mother made it through. Your words and and her photo says your mom is a lovely and kind lady.
I am sending many well thoughts and prayers to you and your mom.
oh, and another big HUG:)

~Diane

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you so much Jude!
blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you Stace , yes she is doing very well and home now.
blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you Diane, prayers and hugs are always welcomed.
Blessings,Flora

Renee said...

I am glad your Mom is feeling better. It is very difficult when someone we love is not well.

Renee

Kristine said...

((((((Flora & Family)))))))

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Renee, many thanks for taking the time to stop and leave me a message.I enjoyed looking at the lovely art on your blog.
Blessings,Flora

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you sweetie , i felt that hug all the way over here!!!
Blessings,Flora

Chicken Lips said...

Flora - I've been out of town and just got around to reading this post. I hope all is well with your mother. It does go to show that everyday we spend with the ones we love is truly a gift to be cherished.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

David,
How very kind of you to stop by to comment, I know what you say is true and I don't spend near enough time with my folks as I should,time is all too fleeting and that is all they want...
blessings,Flora

Five Roses-Prim and Pretty said...

Flora Im sorry to read about your mum, my thoughts are with you and your family, warm hugs Kirrily

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Thank you so much Kirrily,we have her at home now and she seems to be doing well,I'm so glad you stopped by!
blessings,Flora