04 April, 2011

Life Happens...

...when you're busy making plans for other things. Today is "Gregory" day. I keep my youngest grandson on Mondays, I leave the house at 7 AM and arrive at his home at precisely 7:30. This morning was no different, I was in the process of bidding Mr. Goodneedle good-bye, armed with my "nap time" projects when the phone rang; the caller I.D. displayed "Mom". My heart sank, it was my mother-in-law, she does NOT get up early; this couldn't be good news. She had fallen, last night, she couldn't get up and she needed my husband to come; the details were sketchy. I went my way and he went his. I arrived at Gregory's home just about the same time that Mr. Goodneedle arrived at his mother's, our worst fears were confirmed. An ambulance was summoned and Gregory and Nana were enroute to join them. Mom's spirits were good, despite an eight-hour-plus detour to the carpet beside her bed. She fell at 11 PM last evening, she hit her head and her side against her bathroom vanity. She didn't want to disturb anyone's sleep even though she had access to the telephone and a life alert button... I firmly believe she thought she would eventually gain enough strength to climb up into her bed and be O.K. Unfortunately, that never happened. After a grueling day in the E.R. she has finally been admitted to a room. She has three broken ribs, that's the bad news. The good news is that her spirits are positive and she's looking forward to a short hospital stay and coming home to her little dog, Linus. He is living here with us temporarily and not any too happy about that; but, I didn't get any appliqué done today during nap time either. Why? Because, life happens when you're busy making plans for other things, that's just the way it is. Please pray for Mom, God is listening and there's power in numbers; I know there's an army of prayer warriors out there. She is feisty and funny and full of life; and, as I always say...

Life is GOOD!

27 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

So sorry to hear of your MIL's fall. My Auntie is declining and I have been dealing with all of that, so I know all about the elderly life-happening things. Keep your chin up.

Janet said...

Oh dear. Hope MIL is feeling better soon. Bless her heart! Be thankful that you live near enough to help her out in these situations.

Marie said...

Prayaers are on their way to you and your entire family. Your such a blessing in mine . Thanks for leting us knoow so we can help you t oo. Muchlove, Marie

Ancestor Collector said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about her fall. :-( Goodness gracious....she didn't want to bother you before you were up for the day! I'm glad her injuries weren't any worse and that she'll get home soon. Prayers being said for her, and for all of you, including Hannes who has an unexpected visitor this week!

Debbie said...

I have said a prayer for you MIL's swift and complete recovery.

Pat said...

Prayers all around: for your MIL, for both of the Goodneedles, and for Linus. Life happens -- prayer helps.

Helen (Mimi) said...

Prayers are headed your way for your MIL.

You are a wonderful grandma and a wonderful DIL. Your family is very blessed to have you.

You'll get your applique done...when the time is right.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, the poor dear lady. Prayers in abundance.

LizA. said...

Sending prayers your way. Hope Hannes isn't too "put out" having to share his home and your attention.

rubyslipperz said...

I'm sorry about MIL's trip to the hospital and broken ribs. But, I'm VERY glad you told the story! Why? Well, I am going to file it away for the day when I am old and something like this may happen to me...I want to be just as considerate, thoughtful and unselfish as your MIL! Waiting until the next morning to call...and with all the bad of the situation...she is still "chipper"

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, I hate to hear this! I wish her a speedy recovery.

AnnieO said...

Oh, my! Poor thing, too polite to call for help. I hope she gets over that shyness from this incident's experience! Sending healing thoughts and patience--bones take a while to stop hurting.

quiltmom said...

Hang in there Debbie- Hope your Mom in Law recovers quickly - so fortunate that Mr Goodneedle was able to help so quickly. Sending warm thoughts and good wishes.
Regards,
Anna

Barb said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, I am glad she is in good spirits and that her stay in the hospital won't be long....those are sure stressful....prayers your way.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Prayers about for her healing, your sanity, and the loving kindness of her caregivers. Peter Pan was a prophet when he declared that he didn't want to grow up and become an adult ... he didn't realize why the way we do, but he was definitely onto something!

Take care ...

*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness dear friend. My heartfelt prayers and uplifting thoughts are with you and your entire family. Oh my. Much love, *karendianne.

Shakerwood said...

Why do parents think they are doing us a favor but not "bothering" us, not realizing it just makes it worse. I've dealt with this same thing several times now.......*sigh*

At least she is okay now.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

So sorry to hear this...prayers going up for her swift recovery and for comfort and peace to you and Mr. G.

Nane said...

I am glad it wasn't a hip, I know the ribs will hurt but I pray she will be home soon.

Becky G said...

O my... a heartbreak of an evening, I don't dare think too long of her discomfort... I hope she was not afraid. Her heart must be so very soft to endure that evening rather than "disturb" anyone else. May God grant her fast and full recovery, with minimal discomfort. Blessings to all of you. B

Karen said...

So sorry for her MIL's home accident. Bless her heart for trying not to bother anyone at 11PM! Hope she makes a speedy recovery and if there IS another incident, that she will press the BUTTON!

Quilting4U said...

I am sending prayers and good thoughts your way! I understand way too well what you are feeling. I hope she will get well very soon!

Hugs to you all!

Carole said...

Oh dear! What is it about that generation that they just don't want to bother anybody? So glad that all is taken care of! Cheers!

KimQuiltz said...

Oh my! My prayers are with you all.

Pam said...

I hope by today she is feeling much better. It is good that she didn't break her hip. My thoughts and prayers for a very speedy recovery.

Teresa said...

OH my goodness, I know the fear that comes when "those" phone calls come in. I am glad she is doing ok. God bless you all.

Sarah said...

I'm a volunteer EMT in a small town. You can't imagine how many older people apologize over and over for needing help in the middle of the night. We gently say that we will come whenever they need us and urge them not to wait a single second next time. It's definitely a generational thing. Good wishes for your MIL.