Friday, September 27, 2013

With A Saddened Heart


Hello, Dear Ones. 
It is with a sad heart that I'm writing this post.
I have delayed in posting about my little mother because my daughter sometimes reads my blog. She just had little Camp a week ago and he has had to have a small  procedure done (he's fine now) and we felt she was just too tender emotionally to know about my mother. We told her today.

If you follow me on Facebook you know my little 90 mother fell and broke her hip. There was pressure to decide whether she should have a half hip replacement. We decided there was no other option for her. Then on with the surgery. While she was being prepped for surgery she stopped breathing. They placed a breathing tube in her throat and more life saving decisions had to be made. She has had a massive heart attack and then yesterday she said she was hungry and ate jello and soup. She is breathing now with the little nasal oxygen tube in her nose.

She is in ICU and is critical but she is being cared for and is comfortable. 
I want to thank you all of your prayers. I really have a peace about everything. My mother is a christian and has walked with the Lord a long time. I have the promise she will be with Jesus immediately when she leaves this earth and I feel it will be soon. She is in God's hands and He will take her when He wills.
I'm so thankful for each day that I can tell her I love her and hear her tell me she loves me too. 

Now I don't want to leave you sad so let me share a little story with you. Little Camp was born before mother fell and we keep showing her pictures of him. In her mind I am the one who has given birth! :) She told me today, "You don't look like you've had a baby." She also can't understand why I just don't go and get him. "You are going to go bring him home aren't you?" she said. I told her it was my daughter who had the baby and she said, "Oh, that's why she's nursing him?" I told her yes. I wouldn't be able to nurse the baby. She just smiled and said, "You are just a little too old."

So in the midst of the waiting and wondering, there is always something that can make us smile.




I am going to take a blog break so I can be there for my mother. I do feel as if I'm in limbo right now - kinda numb but I do feel at peace knowing God is in control.

I love you all and thank you for your prayers and would ask you to continue praying for us.

You are always my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Will Rise

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

 And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb"

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise
~ sung by Chris Tomlin



80 comments:

  1. Hola, me entristece lo de tu mamita, pero también como dices, ella estará bien hasta que se haga la voluntad de Dios, una mujer con una sonrisa tan agradable merecer ser feliz siempre y así será. Tú tienes esa sonrisa también. Saludos desde Costa Rica y en mis oraciones están, que tu mami siga siempre sonriendo.

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  2. I am sorry to learn about your mother. May God continue to bless her and each of you during this time. I am reminded of the old hymn, Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine. Love to all of you. Mildred

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  3. Yes, I will be praying for her and you to Sheila for strength during this time!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother too. I will light a candle and say a prayer for Her and Your family.

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  5. Shelia, your love for your mother has always shone through in your posts. She absolutely knows you love her. You've taken such good care of her over the last few years and we've gotten to be a part of it. I'll pray for your family and will be thinking of you.

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  6. So sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you.

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  7. My dear friend, I am holding you up in prayer through these days. Your dear mother is in the care she could ever have - the arms of the Father! Praying much for you and your family!
    ~Adrienne~

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  8. Oh- Shelia- I am so very, very sorry for you-even though your Mom has passed the prime of her life it is sad to see her headed towardsher Heavenly home. There might be Joy in the morning for them-but there is Sadness in the night as we miss them. I hope your break is a good one-and that your Mom passes peacefully if it is her time- xo Diana

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  9. My heart goes out to you. It sounds like your Mom is in good hands. Bless her heart about the baby. My Mom is like this now too- she gets a bit mixed up. I'm so glad everything is ok with little Camp. Take care, keeping you in thought and prayer.
    Hugs, Liz

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  10. I feel so sad after reading this. I am still keeping both of you in my prayers. xo

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  11. I am so sorry you are hurting. May your Faith keep you all with your eyes on the Light of the World~!

    She is so cute - I can see you two look alike.

    I lol'd at her confused thinking about the baby.

    I hope she is on her way to a full recovery and back being her "sure sweet self" very soon.

    And if not, well, you know she is in Good Hands, indeed.

    Big hugs.

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  12. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Shelia. I hope your mom will be comfortable and know that you are there with her. God Bless.

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  13. Oh Shelia, so much joy and sadness at one time. I am praying for all of you. Hugs.

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  14. Oh sweet lady, my heart goes out to you and my condolences on the death of your dearest mother! I am so sorry, cause I know how you loved her and were so close to her...like me with mine, and I can't even imagine me losing her, but life is got a limit for all of us and it's when our Sweet Lord calls us to His side as He has with your dearest. Prayers so she can rest in piece.
    Big hugs to you and yours,
    FABBY

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  15. Thinking about you, your sweet mother and your family. Prayers for the best outcome possible and comfort to all.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. Keeping your mom and your family in my prayers! God is so good! Blessings, xo Heather

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  17. Dear Sheila,

    Sending prayers and blessings to your mother and your family at this time.

    xo
    Poppy

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  18. In my thoughs and prayers.....hugs from the Netherlands

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  19. I am sending hugs and prayers your way. Hang in there and just know we are all lifting you and your family up to the Lord.

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  20. My dear Shelia, of course you are in my prayers and thoughts. And yes you must take a break from blogging to be with your dear Mum.

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  21. That's life isn't it, dear Shelia, joy mixed in with pain. Love and prayers, Cindy

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  22. Loving thoughts and prayers for your Mom, you and all your family...

    she is so pretty and looks like an angel.

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  23. Shelia, so sorry to hear about your sweet mother. You and your family are in my prayers!

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  24. Shelia, keeping you and yours in my prayers. Big hugs, please know that I am thinking about you!

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  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Shelia.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  26. Shelia, so sorry to read about your precious mother. Praying for continued peace for you and your family. Bess

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  27. My heart goes out to you my friend. I will keep her in my prayers....as well as you and your family. Sweet hugs tonight, your buddy Diane

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  28. It is so comforting to feel the peace that only our Lord can give during a time like this. Prayers & blessings for you all, Shelia.

    Smiles,Love & Hugs,
    Carol

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  29. Shelia my thoughts and prayers are with you, I will keep you all in my prayers. Sending big hugs to you my friend!

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  30. Hi darling, my continued thoughts and prayers while you're spending time with your mother, I'm glad she can enjoy the fact there's a baby in the family, however it comes into her mind is a precious precious gift. Sending big hugs your way. fondly ~lynne~

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  31. Shelia, I'm so saddened to hear about your Mother. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Know that you are loved by us all,
    and we are here for you.
    Warm hugs,
    Patti

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  32. Shelia, So sorry to hear about your Mother. My prayers are with you.
    Sandy

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  33. Thinking of you at this time and praying for you and your mother. I adore the song you shared with us.
    Take care Shelia,
    Gina

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  34. Shelia I am keeping all of you in my prayers. Enjoy this time with you Mother and all that God has blessed you with! Big Hugs my friend!
    love you, Linda

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  35. I am so sorry, Sheila. God is in control - we can take comfort in that.
    Hugs, Beth

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  36. Oh dear sweet Shelia, I pray that your mother will get better quickly. She is such a sweet heart.
    Your mother and your family are always in my prayers God has blessed you with such a wonderful mother. All of us blogger friends are praying for you and your mother.
    Love
    Mary

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  37. Such a difficult time -- I'm sure that your mother knows how blessed she is to have a wonderful daughter such as you.

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  38. I am so sorry to hear this. God be with you.

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  39. May God hold all of you in His loving care! You are in my prayers.

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  40. Shelia, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you travel this road. Just began hospice care for my mom, so I know how emotional this time is. Take care. Hugs ~ Sarah

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  41. My prayers continue. You are a wonderful daughter.

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  42. Shelia, I hope and pray your sweet mother makes a full recovery from this if it is just a setback. It seems that you are at peace and truly enjoying every minute with her. Congratulations on the arrival of Camp (what a terrific name...so solid!). Hope to see pics soon!

    Take care. I'm sending tons of hugs.

    XO,
    Jan e

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  43. Prayers for your mother and for you and all of your family.

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  44. God's blessings on you and yours...

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  45. Dearest Sheila, You have my prayers for peace and comfort for you dear mother and your entire family. Your place is with her, we will always be here for you.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  46. Oh, honey bun, what a terrible time you've been having. So sad to hear this news about your mom, and so glad you can have a chuckle now and then!!! God is so good and in His mercy a new babe has arrived, rejoice and celebrate the new life and comfort the old life. We all love you so much and are here for you all the time, you are so precious. Hugs and prayers to you......xoxoxo

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  47. What a sweet mother you have there, I'll be saying prayers for all of you! Hugs to you all!

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  48. Shelia, I am so sorry to hear these news. Please know my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. We just went through this not that long ago and yes, being with you mother right now, every minute of every day, is the most important thing you can do. Big hug to you. With all my love, Maria

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  49. Oh Shelia, I am so sorry to hear this. God Bless. You are in my prayers. Hugs, Marty

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  50. We're always here for you, Shelia. We bloggers have a strong and compassionate community, and we will circle the wagons around you and be there if you need us.
    Brenda

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  51. Love and prayers for you and your family. Hugs, Gail

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  52. Shelia, My heart goes out to you. You are taking the right path. Every minute you spend with your dear mother is precious. You have my prayers. Candy

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  53. So sorry to read of this! Praying for you all!

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  54. Sending your family peace and love.

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  55. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    My thoughts and prayers are with you......stay strong...
    blessings,
    Judi

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  56. Such a hard time. I will be praying too.

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  57. Shelia I am so sorry to hear abt your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family

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  58. Shelia,
    Your precious Mom, you and the whole family are in my prayers. I am so thankful to God Who gives us that assurance that He has prepared a place for us when we give our lives to Him. Take care my friend and know that we are holding you up in prayer.

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  59. Shelia, your faith and assurance will be there for you and your mother. Prayers for you, your mother, and for those caring for her.

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  60. Your mother is beautiful just like you. Please know you will be prayed for and thought of often.

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  61. I'm sorry that I'm only just seeing this, but I have had a note on my table to pray for you and your mama daily. Big hugs are coming your way along with my prayers.
    Love,
    Mary

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  62. Sweet blessings 2 u, Shelia. God comfort you.
    What a mixture of emotions you must be going through...ailing Mom and new grand baby.
    Life is a journey with much to learn along the way.
    Thinking about you,
    d

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  63. (((((SHELIA))))) I've been praying since the first time I saw your reports on your mom - just couldn't post anything on FB or here, since we were away on vacation and the internet wouldn't allow me to. I will continue praying. ♥

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  64. Sheila, dear, just be with your loving Mother. She needs you now, more than ever. I pray she and recovers and your family will be so joyous. Continued prayers Sheila. xo Linda
    Congrats on the new Grand baby.

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  65. Oh Sheila so sorry to hear about your sweet Mother. You are right to stay with her. She is precious and the both of you will be rewarded for the time spent together. Take care of yourself too.

    Hugs,
    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  66. Dear Shelia, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Mother and pray God's peace and comfort will surround you and your family and the He will be very near your mother at this time. Praying for you my friend. Love and hugs, Pamela

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  67. My heart is with you Shelia.
    Your mather is like a beautiful angel.
    I'm praying and sending you and your mom love.

    Love be always with you and your family.

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  68. Praying for you and your family, especially your mother.

    love and blessings,
    Diana

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  69. Hi Shelia, sorry to hear your your mother. Wishing her speedy recovery, get well soon.
    With hugs and love to you and your mum. Take care.

    Warmest regards.

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  70. You have a beautiful mother, Shelia. And I know that she is surrounded by love. Peace and prayers for you.

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  71. Sheila, so sorry for the saddness surrounding your family...I can remember when my mom so very sick and not sure of her surroundings, my sister and I went to visit and my sister was in the process of telling my how much she loved her and how she would be there for her and that everything would be ok....my mom said nothing, she just reached up and pulled out a chin hair from my sisters chin...and then she smiled as though she was doing her job...thought you would love this story it reminds me of your mom and your story...Take care my friend and don't give up hope, you just never know whats going to be...Phyllis

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  72. Prayers for your mother and you.

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  73. So sorry, praying for your mom and you!

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  74. I know your sweet heart is broken. Praying for your mom, you and your family!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  75. Dear Shelia, I am sad about your mom too. I haven't been on my computer much and we are in Florida right now. I know about your mom and I have been very worried because of her age. It was not a good time to suffer a fall and a broken hip. Bless her heart and bless you and your family too. My love and sincere wishes for her and your family along with prayers are sent to you today.
    Love you bunches,
    Jeanne

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  76. OH, dear Sheila, you and I are on the same rollwe coaster of emotion... My 90 year old mother is in a nursing home in such a frail state... She won't eat, and suffers terrible end of life stage arthritis all over her body... it is so difficult to see her in such a dimished state... and at the same time our one and only daughter just gave birth to our one and only grand darughter last week, Little Birdie.... So much pain and joy in our hearts... the cyclwe of life continues and priase the Lord He sustains us and provides exactly waht we need for each circumstance.. You are in my prayers!

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  77. Sheila, I just found you through "A stroll through life". I am grateful to find others who share what I have been going through. The time has come for caring for our parents and it can really be a shock and is very time consuming. There are a roller coaster of emotions as one of your commenters said. I will be following even though you are taking a break. Anywhere we can find support is a blessing. May God be with you through this storm as He has been for me.

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)