Life’s Way…


Yesterday…I didn’t write a blog…I didn’t go for my morning workout…I didn’t get to work on time…and…most importantly…I didn’t feel guilty…

So…what was I doing that was more important…than these important things…well…it all started the day before…with a phone call from Mama…she had fallen…could I bring some bandage supplies on my way home from work…

She has fragile skin…so that didn’t concern me too much…but…her next comment did…wellI did go down on my knee and it’s hurting pretty bad

What can I say…my nurse instincts kicked in…I left work as soon as I could…and went straight to her house…to find a very swollen knee and she could barely hobble…we went to the ER…where it was initially pronounced…not broken…wrapped and we came home…but…I didn’t want to leave her alone for fear she might fall during the night due to the pain and awkwardness of trying to get up…so I stayed the night…

And…as a result…all of the above didn’t happen…and…honestly…as important as each of those things are to me on a daily basis…none of them mattered in that moment…the world didn’t come to an end…when they didn’t happen…

Now…the final report yesterday was…cracked…she’s been to the orthopedic doctor…she’s immobilized…things are being worked out…my sister spent the night…I’m writing my blog…I’m going to work on time…she’ll spend the weekend with me…I’ll make it to the gym…my house will get cleaned…all will be well…

Bertha…smiles knowingly…as she tells me…that…although I can set my priorities…life…will always have a way…of reminding me what’s truly important…

Jane

6 thoughts on “Life’s Way…

  1. Sorry to hear about your Mum’s fall, but pleased to hear that you got your priorities right. Mums are always around for us when we are kids, now the boot is on the other foot. Hope you both enjoy the weekend and that she feels better soon.
    Joy xx

    • Thanks, Joy. Funny…last weekend we spent the day together shopping, eating out and going to the movies. How quickly things can change! I think she’ll do well…she’s a pretty tough cookie!

  2. Jane, I’m so sorry to hear your sweet Mom took a fall. I’m so glad she has you and the sisters to look after her. She is blessed! Sending her healing thoughts today and beyond. Please tell her I’m thinking of her.

    • Thanks, Queenie. She’s doing well…staying with me for the weekend but she’s able to get up and down by herself now which is a good thing. Hope all is well with you and yours. (((HUGS)))

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