Hullo 2014

Hello there! It has been a while since my last post.

Life in the past few weeks was tumultuous, and it sucked words right out of me.

My mother was taken very ill suddenly, and it was a blurred 1.5 months where the smells of hospital lingered in my nostrils. There was a lot of waiting, worry and earnest praying. Thoughts about mortality, both my own and of my loved ones, were constant. It was frightening to witness a perfectly able person lose ability to function within a span of a few days.

Christmas and New Year were spent with family, but our hearts were heavy, and shrouded with a quiet solemness. It took weeks of various tests for the doctors to finally pinpoint with some certainty about my mother's illness. It turns out that she has been struck by a very rare disease, and treatment options were made academically.

Thankfully, soon after specialized treatment, my mother finally took a turn for the better. She is now on the road to recovery. A long road, but nevertheless a positive one. The relief was immense.

Then, something must have snapped in me because I was struck down with the dreaded HMFD. I was so blessed that an angel in the form of my sister-in-law came to stay with us. She was here with the intention of freeing me up to be with my parents. Unfortunately, we ended up staying home, with my sister-in-law helping to regularly disinfect my home, and to care for my children. I stayed masked, gloved and socked throughout my illness, afraid of spreading the disease.

I want to give thanks for all who prayed alongside us during the past dark weeks. We received many texts, emails, cards and even thoughtful gifts sent to the home. We had friends who delivered food, and those who sat with us through the critical meetings with my mother's doctors. I was not able to respond to every kind gesture, but each one meant a lot to me, and were little hands that lifted my spirit. Thank YOU.

Here's to a 2014 that will be a continual commitment to live with intention, so that the important things in life get their right of place. Happy New Year!


Debra said...

Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear your mum and you are on the mend - do take good care of yourself and the girls! Wishing you a wonderful 2014 ahead xx

Ai Sakura said...

Glad to hear your mum is feeling better & you're getting well too. Happy 2014!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thank you! All the best with the delivery of No. 3 and have a great 2014 too!

Ai Sakura:
Thank you! Thanks for leaving a note. A happy 2014 to you and family!

Adeline said...

So glad to hear that your mum is on the mend at last! Take care and rest well.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thank you! Yes we are all very relieved. Hope all is well with you Down Under :)