Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Mom on a "Mission!"

Many of you have emailed me privately asking for an update on my Mom.  I apologize for not keeping you updated as to how she is doing!

Yes -- she is still alive!  There were several times this fall when we didn't think she would live beyond that day!  I certainly did not anticipate her being here for Christmas, but she was!  (Much to her disappointment, as she wanted to spend Christmas Day with Jesus!)

She keeps saying she has been "robbed," as there were times when she felt she was so close to seeing her Savior face to face . . . and then she woke up in the same old room and in the same old body.  

She has good days -- when she is able to be up in her wheelchair and move about the house and rearrange the contents of the refrigerator -- and she has bad days when the chest pain and pressure along with the shortness of breath keep her confined to her hospital bed. She continues to be joyful, non-complaining, and focused on others rather than her self whether she feels "good" or rotten!

Since this fall she has been on a mission to crochet custom afghans for all of her grandchildren!  She has 15!  :)  As of this posting, she has completed 9!!!!!!  She says that crocheting gives her something to pass the time and to help her keep her mind off the pain. The more intense the pain, the more her fingers fly! 

Here are two of the afghans she has made for my children.

This one is Hannah's:

And this one is Bethany's:

She has made me several afghans through the years.  Here is my Favorite one -- isn't it Beautiful??

"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. . . Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates." 
 ~ Proverbs 31:13, 31

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Kathy - mom of many said...

So nice to see her able to do some things on good days. I'll be praying for her. Those afghans are gorgeous!! What a treasured remembrance you'll have.

budgeteer said...

What a lovely mom, and very talented. The grandchildren will treasure them

Lesley x

sandrag said...

Thank you for the update. She does beautiful work, and i hope she has passed on that talent to at least one of your children! May God Bless and Keep Her.

Love Is A Verb - an action said...

What an example she is! Pushing past her pain and having such a positive God filled attitude...we all can learn a valuable lesson from her - and those beautiful blankets are your tangible reminder of that legacy & attitude. Thank you for sharing - I'm praying for her & your family.

busymomof10 said...

Thank you for your love and prayers! :)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful post about your mom, and what special gifts she's making for her grandchildren. My mom passed away here in our home this summer, and the special little things she left behind are treasures.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Amanda! While these afghans are certainly treasures, the greatest treasure my mom will leave to her children and grandchildren is a legacy of godliness!!!! We are so blessed!!

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