Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break and a Scare

Dear Mom,

Today was my last day of school ( a half day at that!) before spring break!  I have been so ready for this day to come and go!  With all the busy, craziness of the past few weeks, this has been long overdue!  This morning I left for work with you sitting on the edge of the bed, getting your clothes on.  You hadn't gotten up and walked around yet, but it was getting later and I needed to head to school.  The homemaker/companion would be coming later.  So, I left you there and went to school.  I think we were all tired, so it was a weird morning.  I was ready to be done with the day and onto spring break.  Well, the end of the day came quicker than I expected.  We got through our subjects and we were just about to start our reading time, when I got a call from Keep Me Home.  They said the homemaker/companion had been knocking and ringing for about a half hour, but you never came to the door.  They just wanted to check and see if everything was OK.  Well, that got my heart pumping and I was quite awake by that point.  I didn't want to scare the kids, so I just told them they could head back to their classroom and read there and I wished them a wonderful spring break.  I went to the office to let them know I was leaving, then made the trek home.  It is a 25-30 min. drive that seemed to take hours today as I just tried to get home to check on you.  When I finally got home, I burst into the house and there you were still sitting on the edge of the bed.  You had your top on as you did when I left, but you hadn't pulled your pants all the way up and you were leaning over to the side a little bit with the walker in front of you.  When I asked what was wrong, you just told me you hurt all over.  I was finally able to get you up and to the bathroom, while I changed the bed.  You seemed to not even realize until I got you up that the bed was so wet.  I washed you up a little and got a change of clothes.  When you were finally able to get up you wanted to go sit in the living room.  So, I helped you in there.  You kept asking me if I was going back to church.  I told you I was at school and no, I wasn't going back because I couldn't leave you by yourself.  Plus it was only a half day anyway.  You seem to be a little better, you got up and went to the bathroom on your own a little earlier, though you had a mishap that I had to clean up.  You tried to do it yourself, but didn't quite do it.  I got the rest of it.  Now you're relaxing in bed waiting for me to bring Bella to bed.  We're coming now.  I'm praying for you and we will be making a doctor visit next week, since it's my spring break.  A bit of a scary way to start my spring break.  I had to remind myself several times on the way home to be calm and just trust.  The Lord helped me to do that, though there were some weak moments when I really did think the worst.  Thankfully the Lord would bring my mind back to keeping calm and trusting.  But, it is spring break, so we will have some time to spend together this week!  I'm looking forward to it!  I'm so glad you are OK.  You had me worried there for a bit!!  Praying for you!  Love you!


  1. I'm praying for your mom and for you. I'm so glad your mom was okay. I hope your spring break is a good one!

  2. Thanks so much, Dolores!! Yes, I was so thankful she was OK. Thanks, I am hoping to have a great week. :) Hugs to you!

  3. Ohhhh that heart clutching dread, the "maybe this is it" terror; followed by blessed relief when things are ok. Thank You Lord for Your presence with us! Do have a wonderful spring break.

    1. Oh you totally get it!! You hit the nail on the head. I totally went through those moments!! I tried to be good, but it was difficult. The Lord truly was good, and the first thing I did was thank Him that she was OK. He is so good! Thank you, I hope to have a very relaxing week. :)