Tuesday, May 31, 2011

When Fun and Scary Collide


Today we're heading back to the old homestead after a vacation in Palm Desert that was both lots of fun and kinda scary. We all had a wonderful weekend together, but the not-so-grand finale was my mom being rushed to the hospital to make sure her angina was just angina and no more. Thankfully, it looks like they will give her the all-clear to return home with a reasonably clean bill of health this morning. Once again, our selfless mom has overworked herself in our behalf.

Hoping to avoid a repeat of Monday's events, we've united in our insistence that she not bake up a storm next time we come (it wears her out), and I think she is willing to agree as long as we still let her cook the Sunday meal. Boy, does Mom ever enjoy cooking good food for the people she loves. We love that, too, but we love having her take care of herself even more!

Be that as it may, we are grateful to know that her heart has not been damaged. Maybe it was all the love inside that protected it yesterday. Couldn't hurt, right?

Love you, Mom!


PS. Today is my birthday, and I can think of no better present than the smiling face of my mother.

29 comments:

Laraine Eddington said...

Have a wonderful birthday Sue. I'm so grateful your Mom is okay. What a scary day.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, Sue! It's hard to see our parents get old. I'm glad your Mom is doing OK. Knowing she's doing well is a good gift.

Have a wonderful day.

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear sue
happy birthday to you

smiles.

glad your mom is ok, that is a blessing...

anitamombanita said...

Happy Birthday, my beautiful and creative friend. I'm so glad that your mom is OK. Hope you have a wonderful day and a spectacular year ahead! Love and miss you.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to hear that your mom is okay.

cj Schlottman said...

Happy Birthday, Sue! I'm so glad your mom is not seriously ill. As you said, that's a wonderful birthday gift for you.

Your mom sounds like someone I would like to know. She sounds a lot like you!

Namaste..........cj

Grandma Honey said...

Oh no. I've been thinking of your Mom a lot lately. I knew she had big plans of you all coming. I'm so sorry you all had such a scare but good to know she's okay.

And Happy Birthday to YOU.

Nancy said...

Sue, so glad Darlene is o.k. I know how hard that was for you. Been there and done that. I'm grateful she is doing better. Hope that the family enjoyed themselves. May this be your best year yet!! Love You.

Cheryl said...

Oy and oy.

Happy birthday, Sue. I know you'll make it a good one.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday! Moms are awesome! I'm glad her heart is in the right place and on her way home to you!

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Birthday Sue! I'm glad you get to enjoy your mother.

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Sue!!!

I am so glad you sweet Mom is allright. She has been so cute on her blog that now I feel I know her! You are definately blessed, and so is she!

Have a wonderful day today!!

As Sistas in Zion said...

Happy Birthday Dear Sue! We're glad your Mom is doing well.

karen said...

I'm glad I'm reading after the fact that your mom is OK - what a scare! Yes, I think moms everywhere tend to overdue when it comes to the ones they love, so it's up to the kids to put their foot (feet?) down.
A wonderful birthday gift to you that she is on her way home none the worse for wear. I'm wishing a wonderful year ahead for you, so make my wish come true! Sending a big birthday hug and kiss your way -

Amy said...

Yikes! That is so scary. I am glad that she is fine. And Happy birthday! I hope your day is wonderfully peaceful.

yaya said...

Boy, I can see myself doing that! Why do we feel the need to overdue? It's a Mom thing. I'm so glad Darlene is OK and please send my love to her. Happy Birthday to you Sue! Hope it's a good one, and I hope you had a good time with family before the hospital scare! I'll say a little extra prayer for your Mom tonight!

Stef said...

Oh, boy! That must have been scary. She sounds like my grandma!
And Happy Birthday to you!! It's my Father in law's birthday too. Two great people born on the same day. Enjoy it!!

Momza said...

Sue, I hope your day has been perfect! And that your Mom is safe and happy too.

VK said...

Happy Birthday, dear SUE. Happy Birthday to YOU!
Glad Mom is AOK, scary doesn't make for as much fun with the family.

Dixie Mom said...

How scary! I'm glad to know she got the clear to go home!
Happy Birthday to you! I hope in spite of your Mom's health scare that you had a wonderful time on your trip.

Em said...

So glad your mom is ok:)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh your title of this post scared me because I knew you were visiting your mom.
Thank goodness she is ok and that her heart was not damaged. If you can Sue please send me her address so I can write her a note.
Belated Happy Birthday to you. Your Birthday is the same day of my dear friend Barbara who I lost to Breast Cancer years ago and today would of been my dad's birthday.
Hope you had a wonderful fun filled day....
Love ya
Maggie

Terra said...

All good thoughts to your mom and your family and PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Lisalulu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY~~~~ and happy Birth-ing day to your mom! These scares are always a wake up call to enjoy those we have around us, well I'm sure we always enjoy them, but it is just another little nudge of reminding that we need. OK that last part was for me.

Ames said...

Have Birthday Sue!!:D

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Sue, I am so glad your mother is alright. I know how scary that must have been. She sounds like such a wonderful mother and I know you must be so relieved that her heart was not damaged. Heart issues can be so scary..but I am always left amazed at how resilient our hearts can be. I do believe that faith and love play a large part in this. And your family sure has plenty of that!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Glad your mom is okay!! :)

michelle said...

I love the love you and your mom share. I'm glad she is ok!

Lisa Loo said...

Oh my goodness! I go away for a few days and so much happens! So glad that your Mom had all that "love padding" and is alright! Hope your birthday was absolutely brilliant and filled with lots of good stuff!

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