I was reminded again last evening, that life is so very precious. I received a call from my sister, Kathie, that our mom was in the ER. She had pains in her right side that were keeping her from walking very easily, as she was in so much pain.
I’ve talked in other blogs about my parents and how amazing they both are. Mom will be 85 in February and Dad 87 in April. They have both been in pretty good health with the exceptions of surgeries for knee, hip and shoulder replacements, and have done fantastic with all of them compared to other people years younger than them.
This time it was different. We had no idea what was going on with Mom. I prayed, talked to God and my angels, and attempted not to get too upset.
Life is so very precious. In a blink of an eye things can change, can’t they?
As I talk about in these blogs and in everything I do, I encourage others to slow down, appreciate, pay attention, live in their present moments the best they can.
When faced with the fact my Mom was not well and we needed to wait for all the tests to come back to hear what was going on, I was scared. My kids were scared. My Dad and my siblings were scared. I’m sure Mom was scared.
We are a fortunate family. We are all pretty close and my parents have been the rocks to help our family form into what it is. To have something that could and was disrupting this, put a whole new light on the fact that life is so very precious.
My Mom went in for emergency gall bladder surgery late last night. Today she is home, and hopefully resting and on the road to recovery. It’s hard for me to be the only child that is not in the Toledo, Ohio area many times throughout the year when lots of family things are going on, and especially last night, with an emergency happening.
I’m attempting to get to Toledo earlier than next Friday, December 23rd, when I’m booked with a companion ticket with Hale. They are not budging on allowing me to fly in early without Hale. Abby will be joining us on the 23rd as well from New York.
Do you stop and feel and remember that life is so very precious often? I hope so. None of us have guarantees as to how long we will be here or guarantees for anything.
Leave me a comment of how you feel life is so very precious.
When you receive this blog in an email, it will be one week before Christmas and Hanukah. My kids are Jewish and they will be lighting their menorahs for the eight nights. Whatever holiday you are celebrating this season, I hope you will take time to slow down, listen to others and pay attention to what they may or may not be saying. Give your love and kindness to family and everyone you meet.
You’ll be glad you did!
With love and many blessings now and always,
Join me for my 3rd Glow Kauai Spiritual Vacation Retreat, October 27-November 3, 2017! Look at my retreat page with info from 2015’s retreat. Stay tuned for new videos and photos from 2016’s retreat: