Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reflecting On Our Journey

"How quickly time flies when you don't realize its flying!" ~Mama Hen

Today, while helping my mom, I found this picture of her from back in the day. She can recall the day, the year, the feeling and the dress. It made me think about how important it is to create the happiest moments possible. Throughout our lives we will be reminiscing and reflecting on our journey. It got me questioning about life. Was it a good one? Am I fulfilled? How do I continue to move forward and assure that the memories I create will be as happy as the others? Seeing my mom in such excruciating pain has left me overwhelmed with emotion. I am the only one who is around to take care of her and with Little Chick's Mono still taking the stuffing out of her I feel a bit like I am walking through a thick cloud. I know God is with me and guiding me, but I am still hoping for a moment of "quiet" and "peace" for all of us. After seeing the doctor yesterday we learned that my mom will need surgery. This opens up more worry and concern. Thank you bloggy friends for all of the support. I really appreciate it!

22 comments:

  1. Your mom looks to happy in that picture. I hope she's doing ok. You maynot know me, but I'll be praying for her.

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  2. I'm praying with you Mama Hen. This time of trial will end eventually and good health will be restored for LC and your Mom. While you are being the best Mom & Daughter you can be, while taking care of those that need and depend on you, just remember to take care of yourself too. God will see you through this.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

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  3. Oh Mama Hen, your mom looks so happy and fulfilled in that picture. She's beautiful. I'm sorry for all the pain she's going through. I hope you can get a moment of peace & quiet. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Hey Mama Hen,
    Just as I've been posting on my own blog about faith, we pray the desires of our heart and that god will offer healing. With that I will say a prayer for you and your family, your mom.
    You mom looks so content with life in the picture, as she lives in the moment. How wonderful for her to go back to that time and reflect.

    Take care,
    Viola over at www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

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  5. Your mom is gorgeous...and looks so carefree in that picture. Sending good thoughts your way!

    http://vandylandmommy.blogspot.com

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  6. Your mom is so beautiful! Love that dress she's wearing.

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  7. That picture captured a beautiful moment. It is so wonderful to have pics to look back on. So hoping the surgery helps your mom's pain.

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  8. What a beautiful picture and post. What was it about the seventies that made our mom's so radiant? I have a similar picture of my mom and it's the only time I've ever seen her relaxed and happy in a photo - ever! I often ask myself if I'm living my life to the fullest. I guess thats why I do what I do- I want to look back and say "Yeah, baby! That's what I'm talkin' about!"

    I'll pray for your sweet mom.

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  9. Thats a beautiful picture! The dress is gorgeous! I pray that everything will be ok, just take it one day at a time and don't be overly anxious, gods hand is on you. xx

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  10. All of you are in my prayers! That picture of your mom is so beautiful. Hang in there, things will get better. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  11. What a gorgeous picture of your mom. One thing that I have learned when going through challenging times is that we are stronger than we think. You and your family will make it through this. You have to believe in yourself and stay strong...because you are :)

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  12. I haven't been able to keep up with blogs much so I have missed a lot. I'm so very sorry to hear about your mama. I cannot imagine how much it must hurt you to see your mama in pain and to not be able to fix it for her. Oh how my heart aches for you. I cherish every day that my mom is healthy as I know it won't last forever. I pray for God's hand to give you strength and peace and I pray for your mama's health that it would improve! So sorry for all you and she are going through!!

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  13. She looks so very happy here! I am keeping you all in my prayers!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  14. So Sorry to hear she needs surgery but hopefully the procedure will be highly successful and she will be back on her feet in no time. Hang in there, those two need you!

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  15. i will pray for the success of your mom's surgery mama hen! Everything has a purpose and for sure God wouldn't give you something which you couldn't handle and we have Him to lean on, for it is only through Him that we could have inner peace & calmness..i realized, from the pic, that little chick looks like your mom! stay strong Mama! =)

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  16. Your mum is so beautiful! As always, pray for God's will and the wisdom of the hospital personnel who are in contact with your mum. Stay strong Mama Hen!

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  17. Oh girl, I'm sorry you are going through tough times. I love the picture of your mom, she is beautiful!

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  18. Your mom is beautiful! I love the fact that she remembered that exact moment as if it were yesterday. I will be praying for her surgery and a speedy recovery. I'm sending all good thoughts your way... Please take care of yourself Mama Hen too.

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  19. Sorry to hear that your Mum's recovery is going to require surgery :(

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  20. I am sorry to hear that your mom is still in pain and that there is not a quick fix. I wil be praying for her, for the surgeons, and for you and Little Chick as you are there to give her support and love.

    I thought your last Thanksgiving point about the many blessings God has given that we're not even aware of. How true that is, and a good point to ponder.

    God bless you and your family as you keep trusting in Him.

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  21. Your mom looks so happy and beautiful. I am so sorry to hear she is not doing well and in pain. That is so heartbreaking. I pray your mom and your little chick recover quickly.

    You are so right that the memories we create are so important. We do need to keep that in mind with every day and every step. I want to leave behind a legacy where my kids think of me as happy as your mom looks in that picture. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, struggles and concerns on such a public forum. :)

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  22. I'm so sorry that your mom needs surgery; I'm praying for her to feel some relief from the pain soon. It can be so draining to have so much illness and struggle, but God is walking with you, guiding your every step. Hugs for you my friend, hope your family gets to feeling better soon.

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