When times get tough it’s hard to remember He’s been there and He’s here with you. In times of trial, such as what I’m going through right now, I have a hard time believing Jesus is here in my midst. I’m sure I’m not the only one. I believe all of you are like that, too. I also am pretty sure Mom is feeling that way right now.
I refrained from posting this last night, but because a fellow traveler (and relative) indirectly asked me what was up, I figured I should post it here. Apparently yesterday after I left for work (not more than an hour after I left), Mom decided to pull some weeds in our yard and somehow lost her footing and fell on her wrist on our main driveway. 🙄
I missed Steven’s text message about it, even though I have my phone on me (perhaps it’s because I keep it on silence) whenever I go out and am at work. I only turn the sound on when I’m the manager on duty. Since I missed the text, about an hour later, Steven called the store to see if I could get off sooner to help get the house fixed up for Mom when she’d get home. First he said to get to the hospital, but after realizing that I probably wouldn’t be needed (they were in the process of discharging her by the time I got closer to home) so he told me to just head home.
Tomorrow, Monday, I guess she’ll be calling to make an appointment to see the orthopedic doctor/surgeon on Tuesday. On Tuesday she’ll be most likely making an appointment to have surgery on Wednesday (meaning I’m going to have to be at the hospital and not work). In case you can’t figure out by all this, yes, she broke her wrist and is now in a sling and hopefully will soon have a cast and the wrist will soon start to heal. I can only hope and pray that things will get better. Right now she’s on some pain medication that is supposed to ease her pain, but it also has made her lose her appetite, upset to her stomach, and a little dizzy.
All in all it’s been a challenge, but again being a leader is sort of my thing so I guess I’m up for this. I must say I’m very glad that Steven too can step up when needed. I just fear I’m out of time again on how to make things work so I can work from home and not be gone when things like this happen. This makes the second time (maybe the third) that things like this have happened and I am not happy one bit!
Well, I’m going to end my entry here and try to report back tomorrow. At the absolute latest, I’ll post Thursday after work.
Love and prayers (especially for Mom now), as always! ❤