Drive to Mom and Dad's to help with mom's after-surgery care.
Mom is fine, but Dad's heart speeds up...medication needed. medication taken. He is better.
Mom is doing laps around the house on her new knee--with a walker.
Next morning mom is sick.
Go back and forth to pharmacy to pick up medications.
My husband calls. Big problems at home with eldest son.
Dad and I take mom to hospital.
A dear relative calls on my cell. Needs prayer for a crisis.
Wait forever in emergency room with mom.
Husband calls from home. He just sprained his ankle.
Drive home around 9:00 p.m. after mom is admitted to hospital.
Husband cannot get comfortable and sleeps on couch.
Where is oldest son?
1:00 a.m. oldest son comes home.
2:00 a.m. loud beeping sound from kitchen. Is it the smoke detector?
2:02 a.m. No....it's youngest son's stop watch.
2:04 p.m. Turn off stop watch and go back to bed.
2:14 a.m. stop watch goes off again.
2:14 a.m. let the stop watch beep!
2:15 p.m. wrap pillow around ears.
3:00 a.m. I hear my husband calling my name.
3:01 p.m. Oh...it's just my husband snoring.
But the morning brought a blessing and answer to prayer. I've been praying for years for my youngest son to use his drumming skills at church. Today was his first "gig"! He played in the worship band in our high school department and did a great job!
Other blessings: Great hospital dinner date with dad.
Diane--the nurse who helped us.
Mom is doing much better and will be released soon.
UPDATE: SHE IS NOW HOME!