I'm a Catholic homeschooling mama of seven kids. Four are adults now, and living at various stages of life out of the house. Two of my adult daughters are getting married this year. Here's where I'll be hanging out my laundry, gaining perspective, and, down the road, have something to remember all the wooshing days.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Life is Many Things...

Dull is not one of them.

Lord, I get down on my knees and beg you for a little boredom.

My eldest daughter wound up in hospital.  Twice in the last three weeks.  Recovering from mono, she now has been diagnosed with colitis and C. diff.  We got a bulk discount on pathogens.

That's pretty bad.

But that is not all.  No.  That is not all.

She's in the hospital eight hours away by ferry and car from where we live.  In fact, from where she lives, too.  What WAS she thinking?

The best laid plans o' mice and men gang aft agley.

My plans, however, fortunately include caring for my children, adult or otherwise, near or far, a little sick or quite a lot - I just didn't think it would be happening this week.

It's disconcerting being back in a hospital.  I know that overraction is natural, I just lost my Mom.  There have been a couple of moments of fighting back terror; of talking myself out of letting my imagination get the better of me.  Of reliving events from my raw and very recent past.

Most of my short time here has been watching her sleep.  Sleep is good.  I'd like some of that.  

1 comment:

  1. Prayers and hugs for you both! What a year of joys and sorrows.

    Thinking of you sitting there watching Breann sleep brings back memories of my own mother day after day after worried day in the hospital at the bedside of my sister who came home from India with typhoid - and nearly died of it. Emphasis on the "nearly". She's absolutely fine now - that was ten years ago - and the weeks of her recovery were a precious time of connection and love between the two of them. There's nobody like mama when you're sick...