Jan 19, 2017

A Woman Of Substance...Our Mom

A strong person is not one who doesn't cry.  A strong person is one who 
cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again...

Tuesday was really a stressful day for our family. You see our mom had surgery.  
Not being there with her made it even more stressful.  We had some very tense
 hours while surgery was taking place. Fortunately everything went well. 
She's still in the hospital and will be there until Friday but the worst is over.

  Mom is in a lot of pain, but she never ever complains.  I have never seen anyone 
in my entire life deal with as much pain as she has for so many years and never ever
 complaining.  I sure did not take after her in that sense.  I'm so not tolerant to pain.

Our dad was with her throughout the entire time.  He never left the hospital even 
when there where hours of waiting knowing that he was not going to know anything.
  My mom is his entire world and he hers.  Yes though it was my mom in the hospital 
I was also worried about my dad.  I just wished I was there right now with him to 
give him a big hug and to let him know how much he and my mom are loved.

He spends all day at the hospital from early in the morning until late in the evenings.  
I'm sure the house is extremely quiet without her there.  They have a huge house.  
I think way too big for just the two of them, so I can only imagine how quiet is
 for him.  The nights must be very long.  Very long. I miss them this moment.

As for us five girls we noticed our moms "absence" immediately.  There was a void. 
 We usually text constantly on messenger and yesterday messenger went very 
quiet.  Mommy was not there.  It's always her who keeps us chatting 
away.  Mostly nonsense but nonsense we really missed.

Finally yesterday she was able to do some chatting with us, and as soon as she woke 
up  she called me.  It was the most beautiful sound I heard.  Her voice.  One 
by one she called all five of us.  When she was done I knew she was
exhausted. Even so she never complained.  She never does.

Our lives without her even for a day was too quiet.  Felt empty and we all felt a little 
lost without her.  Just happy she is recovering and will soon be back home with our dad. 
 They belong together now and forever.  For weeks to come she will be in a lot of pain, but 
hopefully it will get better.  There is no one stronger and more courageous than my mom.

To all a very good day.  Today our family is very relieved and much more relaxed than we were
 two days ago.  Our mom is going to do good and will soon be back home with our dad. 

Many may relate to this quote: 
"I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me."

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before...