Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Home At Last

My mother is now home and resting comfortably. Over all, Mom looks so much better then she did before surgery! This morning, she was able to eat an omelet for breakfast with very little pain. The process of leaving the hospital and car ride home was understandably tiring, though. So, Qavah and I curled up with her on the guest room bed to watch a movie, but it wasn't long before Mom fell into a deep and peaceful sleep.

I'm so thankful my mother has not only returned home, but is feeling better than she has in a long time. It has been a strange and sad experience to watch my mother be so sick over the last several months. And as I visited my mother in the hospital last night, I experienced mixed emotions. I was of course overjoyed to see Mom but I didn't like her being the patient. I wanted to exclaim aloud, "You're not supposed to be in that hospital bed! I am the one with health issues, not you!" I now understand what my mother means when she talks about the difficulty of watching me suffer. So with a grateful heart to God, I look forward to Heaven where neither one of us will have physical ailments. We'll just be mother and daughter, friends, and Sisters in Christ worshiping together the One who created us.

-Kathryn