Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Topic of the Day -- Random Thoughts

My daughter Sarah and I just returned home from one of several trips to Washington. My eighty-six-year-old mother had open heart surgery six weeks ago. It wasn't what we expected.

Random Thoughts

Mom should be home -- Instead she's still sick, but she hasn't lost her smile.

I think staph infections are evil.

A Wound Vac is brutal but can save lives. I hope it saves my mother's.

Thank you God for doctors and nurses who care.

Mom wants to go home, but which home? You know God.

Why is it that when I remember and smile I also cry?

I love my mother's smile and her sweet disposition.

Mom loves to tell stories and I love to listen.

Love is powerful, healing and lasts forever.

I thank you God for my life -- It's been full of love and wonderful stories.

Memories are treasures.

I'm grateful for my mother--she taught me love and forgiveness.

I don't like cities--it's wonderful to be back in my peaceful country home.

Suffering is not necessarily bad, but I hate it.

We don't always have to understand why we feel the way we do.

Trust God -- He'll carry us home to heaven when the time is right.

Thank you Mom for loving me the way you do and for the many precious memories.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. mom's are precious


  2. Beautiful post. Blessings to you and your sweet mom!

  3. Reading your list brings back so many memories/emotions of when my father was sick. I can relate to your thoughts and what you are going through.
    In the few years since my fathers death, I have had many of these thoughts continue to go through my head. Healing takes time, I am thankful my father is not suffering and he is in heaven but that doesn't stop me from missing him.
    I pray you get plenty of time with your mother. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Jel, Tammy, TC -- You guys are awesome! I feel like I just got a hug.

    Love you.