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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Heaven Can Wait

We had a wonderful Easter dinner at the healthcare center.  It worked out well to have a potluck and hubby pick up the hot ham.  Mom had all her kids there as well as some grands.
This is the photo I chose when we thought we would need one for Mom's obituary.  I had copies made for my brother and sister too.  I think Mom looks so nice on there.
We went to the urologist yesterday.  Poor Mamma has had a Foley in for over a week.  Apparently it might become a way of life for her.  The urologist said there is no pill or surgery that will make my Mom go potty!  So, another thing to contend with.  I think what she misses most is having a bath instead of a shower!
She still hasn't received her hearing aide that was sent out to be fixed.  Her sight is going.  She is ready to meet her Maker.  Well, when God is ready for her and it's her time.... His choice.


20 North Ora said...

It's so hard seeing them in a situation like that. Especially when there is absolutely nothing you can do to remedy the problems. But, God is good and will take her when He is ready for her. She is really pretty and looks healthy!

Prayers for her and your family.



That is a very nice photo of your Mom!
Yes, we are all in God's hands! It's nice that she had so many loved ones around here at Easter.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Gert said...

Your mother is so beautiful! What a great photo! I remember having a folley, sure was nice not to have to get up in the night..lol But I totally understand how your Mom feels. My prayers are with her...


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Man, I am not looking forward to the aging process...My Mom is 83 and hates it, she said she did not plan on living this long!