June 20, 2012
By: Cynthia W.
The past week has been a challenging one! I experienced surgery for the first time and I am thankful that everything turned out well! Now, I am on the road to recovery and feel so BLESSED to be cared for so lovingly by my family and friends. As a mom, I have been so used to being the caregiver and provider that I forgot what it means to be on the receiving end. Being limited by no driving, no lifting, no squatting, and no bending -- I have had no choice but to depend on others for help.
One special gift through this whole experience was the time I had with my mom. She flew here in time for my surgery and stayed with me for an entire week. We had time to just sit and be still/quiet together. We had time to talk, share, and pray together. I'll never forget the time we had and I will cherish it my heart forever! Who else would be willing to give me my first sponge bath upon going home from the hospital? Or buy me stretchy, drawstring pants and oversized t-shirts in every color available? She also made me a special chicken soup that her mother used to make for her when she was sick or recovering. Before she left, she placed single portions of that special soup in individual containers so that I could continue to enjoy it after she left. Yes, I was spoiled, pampered, and most importantly, LOVED. Thank you, MOM for loving me in this way! I am inspired to be this kind of Mom to my own kids. I can only strive to be!