For those of you who may be wondering…
10 days ago we all thought my mom was dying. ‘We all’ included her physician, the staff at her assisted living center, the hospice staff who came later, and me – the not-medically-trained quilter.
My mom is much beloved at her assisted living center and they did everything they could to help and that included finding round-the-clock sitters and getting hospice set up on a Sunday. It was an amazing mobilization of help. I was mentally making funeral plans.
During those 2 days, we all said ‘you know, she could get better’ but none of us really thought she would. And then, she did! I showed up early Monday morning thinking mom would still be practically comatose and there she was, eating breakfast in the dining hall!
She’s gotten steadily better over the past week and is now mostly back to where she was ‘before’. Let me just say that I hope I inherited her healing genes :-).
No one knows how long this will last, but isn’t that true for all of us?
Every day is a gift. Hold that thought in your heart, as much as you can.
Enjoy today with a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and sewing in hand :-).
This photo is one I took for my photo critique class with Ricky Tims.