January 31st, 2013...
How did your year begin?
We started off this year. January 4th taking my mother to ER because she fell getting out of bed... Friday morn at 6am. After one week in the ICU we followed an ambulance to a Rehab/Nursing Facility in a nearby community. God was watching out for us! She had ruptured her right lung and fractured her L1 in the middle of her back, but she is recovering well.
We triggered a new life style for both of us. Mom is now in her new home and us traveling to visit her on a daily basis. It is about 40 minutes away from us, but in an area where our entire Texas family has the opportunity to pop in anytime. They are all within 10-30 minutes away... one is 1 1/2 hours away... but that is now our meeting place our family. It has been now 3 weeks since that fall. She has had family there to visit every day except 1. (She has fallen 7 times since, small spills) Glad she has nurses by her side. She is healing and happy and seems to be doing well, now. She likes her new home and I am breathing a bit easier knowing she is being well cared for by nurses and doctors
at her new place. I couldn't do what they are doing.
They are awesome! And she enjoys the attention she is receiving.
The reason I am telling you this on our blog is.... Mom was one of our wrappers of your wonderful items you buy from Home a la mode. It kept her busy and she enjoyed making presents. Many of our customers have met "Our Mom", Grandma B, at the Quilt and Craft Shows in Oklahoma and Texas areas that we have attended over the past couple of years. Mom would sit and knit up lots of slippers, scarves, blankets and share lots of stories from Jolly Old England (which is where mom grew up).
Here's to you Mom!
For all Mothers and Fathers that are getting up in age and needing extra love and help...
Blessings to you all!