Friday, August 2, 2013

I've Got a Secret

I need to thank all of you who comment on my posts, enter my give aways and give such kind compliments and kind words.  Without you knowing, you have given me a cheerful something to look forward to each and every day since the middle of May.  My mother - my best friend, my confidante, and traveling companion, suffered a major stroke.  Without going in to all the details, I was half way across the country visiting our daughter when it happened.  I immediately flew home, praying she would survive until I got to her.  She survived because of the skill of the doctors and the caring nurses and therapists.

She is now in a nursing home and I know she will never be the woman I knew.  She has always been an independent  woman, a career woman, who inspired me throughout my life.  She is now totally dependent on others for everything.  It breaks my heart.  She was always been there for me, all 57 plus years.   Her faith in God is unshakable and strong.  It hurts to see her go through the pain and suffering each and every day, but I am there for her.  Not as much as I'd like, but as much as I can physically and emotionally bare.

In my 20's, I stitched her a pillow (which she still has):  "I loved you as Mother through childhood and youth.  Now I've discovered a wonderful truth - you are also my friend."

My mother stitched few things and what she has done are displayed proudly in our home - and in hers.

I always told her she was "tiny but mighty" and she still is.  I've also always told her "I want to be just like you when I grow up." Her response was always, "Be careful what you ask for."

Anyway, it's been a tough few days.  I want to thank all of you for being so supportive and cheerful as I enter my blog updates.  You have been a ray of sunshine for me - more than you know.

I wish you many more happy and content hours of stitching.

Fondly -
KimM

13 comments:

  1. Dear Kim,I am so sad to hear the news from your mother...I lost mine 1 and a half yer ago...I sent my sister's and my stitching with her...I will pray for your Mom...
    That pillow is surely lovely...:)

    Hugs.:)
    Bernadett

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  2. So sorry to hear about your mom. It is so hard, I know. Thoughts are with you.

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  3. Aww such a sweet post ..
    Sending you big hugs x

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  4. Best wishes to you and your Mum. X

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  5. awww, Kim. I am so very, very sorry to hear of this. How terribly heartbreaking for you all. God bless you for being there for her. She may not be able to express it, but she appreciates it so very much. Take care. I am praying for you both.♥

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Kim. Lots of good thoughts for you both.

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  7. Oh Kim ... I am so sorry to read about your mom. Please know I am praying for you both. {{{Hugs}}} to you, my friend.

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  8. I am so sorry for what you and your mom are going through. I know too well, as it happened to my dad.
    Hang in there it is a long process, but things may improve.

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  9. I'm sorry to hear this about your mum. Hugs and positive thoughts for you and your family xxx

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  10. So sorry to hear about your Mum, my thoughts are with you.

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  11. Oh, Kim. I don't know what to say except God bless your mom! She needs you now more than ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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  12. So sorry to hear about your mom! Hugs and prayers!

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  13. Sending thoughts and prayers your way....

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