Monday, May 5, 2008

Back Home Again

This is Monday. I have been working all morning trying to get the house back to livable conditions. Being gone for a week can sure take its toll on a place, especially when you leave a husband & four childern at home. So far I have done the kitchen, cleaned the living room done two loads of laundry, and have done quite a bit of decluttering as I worked, so things are starting to shape up. I sounded like a drill sargent this morning before the kids left for school. I made Tyler & Mason clean & vaccum their room. I can't stand it when things get so totally out of whack. Most of you know me personally & I have never been that picky of a housekeeper, but as I get older I seem to be leaning more in that direction. It's about time!!

The trip out to Oklahoma was very good. Amy behaved so well on the way out and it was great when we got to the hospital where mom was, Amy was the first person she saw when she woke up. It made my mom so happy! The doctors had planned on doing exploratory surgery on Mom on Monday morning (basically they were going to use her as a guinea pig), but my sister & I discussed it and we both didn't feel like mom would make it out of surgery alive. Sooooo after speaking with my dad about it the family decided to take her home and care for her there. I beleive that is why I felt so pressed to go to Oklahoma when I did. She & Daddy were both so happy when we got her home. It was such a beautiful thing. My moms aunt is staying with them indefinately.

It was good to get to visit with my mom. I had the opportunity to speak to her alone for a while and was able to get some things worked out that I had let set for many years. I know without a doubt that mom loves me. I think I often wondered about that. The night before I left I set next to her and held her and she kept kissing me and telling me how much she loved me & my kids. I don't care how old a person gets, sometimes we just need to hear that from our Mommy's.

The ride home with Sis. Carolyn was wonderful. We had such a nice visit. The trip from Sapulpa to my house only took us 13 1/2 hours. And we did not speed. We took a great short cut through the backroads of Texas.

I don't think that I will get to see my mom again before she passes. She is very very ill. But I know that she loves me and that is all that really matters to me right now. I am so thankful she is at home. Thank you all for your prayers

16 comments:

michelle said...

So glad to hear things worked out for you .And your mom is now at home were she can have the care of family and the brothern during her last days. I know what you mean about how the house can be after leave it with husband and kids.

Amber Lois said...

I'm so glad for you. It is so true about hearing you Mother telling you that they love you means so much. I still love to hear it. For that matter I love to here it when someone says that they love me. So I will leave off with I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Sylvia said...

I am glad you made it back safely. I enjoyed seeing you for that little while.
It is so nice your Mom is back home. It is so much more peaceful. The love of a mother is so precious. I am glad those precious words were spoken.
I love you and will be praying for your Mom and your family/

Jules said...

I'm so glad that you got to say what you needed to say. I'm sorry that you may not get to see her again. i'm glad that you have been able to come out here a few times to be with her. I know she needed you! She is such a nice person, it is so hard to see her going through this trial. I'm keeping her and you all in my prayers, and I'm here if and when you need me. Love you. BTW, it was nice seeing you again.

meNmykids said...

Tears filled my eyes when I read this. My heart has went out to you both. I'm glad that you got to hug, kiss, and just be mom and daughter in a tough time. We'll be praying for you and your family, and mom. I'm glad you got to have your trip. I'm so thankful that you had the moment and words that needed to be spoken.

"Neena" said...

I'll still be praying for you and your family, I am glad that you were able to see your mom before she was gone. And you never know, she may be, by the grace of God, healed completely and still have many years left. You never know. Well, sometimes God gives somebody a dream or a vision, and then they know, but usually you never know.

Marisela said...

Glad you had such a great trip, and were able to be there in a much needed time. I will continue to pray for you all.

Mrs.Martin said...

I enjoyed you so much JoAnn and I am relieved to know you were able to come again to see your mom. I visited with her on Saturday and she looked a bit better too. Making things right and good with our mommys... is always the right time. Love you so much.

P.S. Wyatt is sorry again to Amy!

Cherrie said...

I am so glad that you got to have some alone time with your mom. And I agree, you are never to old to be held and told that your loved by your mommy. So glad things worked out for you to go and spend some time.

I agree, lets keep this walking thing up. I only do one mile right know but plan to slowly increase that.

skylene said...

This is such a sweet post. I'm glad too that things worked out so well for you. And of course you know if you need to come out again you are welcome to leave your kids here.

JoAnn said...

Mrs. Martin:

Thank you so much for having Amy & I over. One thing about Amy & Wyatt she will definately never forget him! I think that little guy is so cute. He just wanted her to play with him so bad and really didn't have the word to tell her so. Thanks for letting me cry on your shoulder, it really helped. Love You All.

Cherrie: Well I haven't walked today but I am going to get on my treadmill and do at least 2 miles. Lets keep this up girl!

Skye: I really appreciate the offer. I couldn't get Amy interested in going down there last time. It was probably a good thing since mom really enjoyed her. I hear you are going to Washington soon. Your mom called me yesterday. You guys are going to have such fun getting all the wedding stuff finished. I hope it works out for us to be there.

Tish said...

I'm glad you got so many good things taken care of while you were away. I will keep praying for your whole family.

marykathryn said...

My eyes too fought back the tears as I read this post..It is so great that you were able to go see your mom and have a little special time that will be engraved in your memory forever!! Our prayers are with your family!

Jules said...

JoAnn, I just want you to know that we sure did LOVE your mom. We LOVE you and are so sorry for your loss.

meNmykids said...

Still praying for your family!!

michelle said...

We are praying for you and your family.