Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Mom

Just a simple prayer request from those of you who read my blog.
My darling mother became ill yesterday and we had to hospitalize her. I think mostly for tests, she was doing better by the time I left her at 2AM this morning.
I know how blessed our family has been to have her for so long with very little health problems, but as the time draws nearer it is very difficult to watch her decline.
She does have a DNR on file and I will definitely honor that, but the daughter in me wants to cry out NO NO NO you have to keep her here for us!
I am not asking for prayers to keep her here, rather for prayers for God's will and for the family to know it and accept what ever that may be.
There are 10 or us still living and the battle will become very heated, I know. I am thankful that mother did entrust me with the power of attorney as far as all of her care is concerned, but I have felt the weight of the decisions in the past and know there are still family battles ahead. I am afraid that there is the chance of huge family division over this.
Thank you for all of your prayers yesterday, today and in the future.

7 comments:

Therese said...

Oh, Evy, how my heart aches for all of you. Having been down this road, it is not an easy one. I will continue to pray. You know where to find me!

Becky said...

I have added you and your family to my prayer list. I understand a bit of what you are going thru, as I also have a mother who's health is declining. I pray that May you find peace in God's love. ~ Becky

Tatersmama said...

Evy, Honey please know that your mother -and yourself - are in my continual prayers.
xoxoxo

Be strong and of good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
~Joshua 1:9

Lindsay said...

Praying for you, your mother and your family ♥

Frizzy and Bird said...

Evy, I pray your fears do not come true and that your siblings can see your mother's choice and desire re. making her own decisions which include putting a DNR and POA in place. She did all of this to prevent heartache. She chose you because she knew you would be the one who is level headed and that your siblings look up to and depend on to make the right decisions.

I am here for you if you need to bounce things off of a neutral party. Remember my experience is working with the aging population in LTC settings as well as Hospice.

You, your mother and your entire family are in my prayers for peace in whatever the outcome is.

Sending you the biggest bearhugs possible.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

My mom and I went through boxes of photos yesterday. She never opens photo books from my youth - there were lots of hard times she leaves in the past. But yesterday I looked upon my mother at 37, the same age I am now. And my one thought was: She was, is, and always will be Mom. My mom.

I pray for peace in your family.
Karin

Henya said...

Hugs, lots of hugs. That is all I can say. Sending you lots of love.

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