12 January, 2012  |   7 Comments

Mom update

Mom’s getting better,
she’s getting better,
she’s getting better.

My sister just left the rehab center where she’d been for the last 5 days.
She’s spent.

It’s so strange, this hope and pain,
exhaustion and progress.

They’ll send Mom home at the end of the month.
She may or may not walk at that time.
She’s getting older.
So are we.

Her brain is all there. That’s such a relief.
In fact, the day after Mom’s stroke, she told Grandpa to mail the girls some gifts for Three Kings Day — so they’d be here in time.

They were here, in time.

Mom’s left side still isn’t responding the way she’d like.
She wants to play piano again.
That makes me cry every time I think about it.
(And then I go practice the piano myself.)

There’s a non-stop parade of her friends through her room. She has so much love for the world. It makes my heart grin to know that the world loves her back.

Thanks so much for all of your good wishes and thoughts and kindnesses.
The world loves YOU right back.

7 thoughts on “Mom update

  1. 1
    Krissa says:

    Oh good, goodie good good news. I’m so happy to hear her brain is on Team Mom, even if her left side maybe needs to get a memo. I’m sure she’ll be back to playing the piano in no time!

  2. 2
    Kat says:

    Beautifully written, Helen. Continued prayers for your mom.

  3. 3
    tracy says:

    Go Helen Jane’s Mom! You can do it!
    Sending love to your family! xo

  4. 4
    agirlandaboy says:

    So glad to hear. Go, Mom!

  5. 5
    Esther says:

    Just now catching up on your blog-I’ve been a reader for a long time and never felt the urge to comment till now…best wishes to your Mom and to you and your family.

  6. 6
    Christen says:

    I somehow missed that she had suffered a stroke, but am so relieved to hear she’s on the mend! Thinking good thoughts for you and yours.

  7. 7

    Wishing your Mom a speedy and happy homecoming. Virtual hugs to you, my friend!

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