12.22.2010

Hospital time

Just a quick post - I'm in the hospital.
Well, I'm not acutally in the hospital, but I'm here with my mother-in-law who fell and broke her hip this week.
Sucks to be in the hospital.
Really REALLY sucks.

My MIL is 91, just turned it last week actually. Here she is during our Christmas celebration a couple of weeks ago acting silly!  When she smiles she closes her eyes so this is her propping her eyes open for a picture. Except...funny thing is, her eyes are still closed! :)

{and yes, she is sporting her Snuggie!}

She's a real trooper.
A hard worker, a selfless mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, MIL and friend.

She lives with my hubs and me.
Always has, since we've been married.

I can count on one hand how many times she has not slept under our roof.

One of those was last night.

There will be many more in the next few weeks as she heals, recovers and rehabilitates.

I know you have had some experience more than likely with a hosptial visit or stay.  Don't you agree that the time in a hospital is off kilter somehow?

Sometimes, time goes super fast....other times it stand stills.

It's just odd.

Anyway, we will more than likely be spending Christmas here.

Not exactly what we had planned:
I don't have all my gift buying or wrapping done.
I don't have my groceries bought for the dishes I am supposed to make.
But, guess what?
I'm just not stressing out about that right now.  I think I'm doing what I am suppose to be doing and that's okay.

Please be praying for my MIL, or as we all call her: "Memaw".  I would appreicate if you will also pray for me and my hubs as we have a lot facing us with this situation.

Thanks and to you and yours, I wish you many blessings for Christmas and the coming year.

8 comments:

Karla Rush said...

Hospital time is like the twilight zone. It's strange.

A few years back I got released from the hospital on Christmas morning, just in time to be with my family for gifts. It's a crappy time to be in a hospital but maybe it helps to know your friends are thinking of you and we've all had a similar experience at least once.

Love and prayers, Karla

Charlie said...

All things in time. That is what I say everytime life throws me a curveball and I am left with reorganizing my life to make the best of a tough situation.

I am thankful that you have a strong family unit to help you and your MIL through this difficult period.

Continuing to pray for you all.

Prayers for healing, and strength, and patience, and for a Merry all be it nontraditional Christmas!

Charlie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope she heals! I will be praying for her and your family! I am glad that I have 'met' you Kim, you are one inspiring woman! Merry Christmas! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

karmaperdiem said...

Kim, thinking you, your family and Memaw this holiday season. Best wishes going her way for a speedy recovery.
Sounds like she will have an army of people praying for her and your family. Take care.

Marit said...

I'm thinking of you, your family and especially your MIL right now! I hope everything will turn out good, and I wish you all merry Christmas - no matter where you celebrate!

deana said...

My FIL just got out of the hospital. I'm with you on the hospital time... It just drags on and on. Saying prayers for you all. So sorry to hear this. Big hugs for you

Bekka said...

I totally agree -- no need to stress over all the minor details. The important thing is focusing on your adorable MIL. Will be praying for her, and for you and your husband.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Lowri said...

Sorry to hear about your MIL - mine had a quadruple bypass out of the blue last month so I know wht you mean!
I am not religious so I won't pray - but am sending HUGE BIG HUGS AND LOVE your way.

PS - love all of your scrappy work - truly inspirational!