Fifteen days ago I received a call I will remember for as long as I live . It was the head of emergency telling me my mother was in a chopper headed for the Alfred trauma unit with serious injuries after being run over as a pedestrian by a garbage truck. I lost all saliva in my mouth and could hardly form a word out of sheer panic. I will never forget the 2 hour drive to hospital . I turned our favourite songs up loud and sang them with all of my heart as I knew that is what she would expect me to do.
I only lost my dad 6 months ago and losing my best friend and mum didn't seem a feasible option.
Fast forward 15 days and I won't pretend it's been easy . But my super heroine has defied all odds - defied the norm - defied doctors expectations and survived an amputation with grace humility and humour. We have named her new leg 'Pedro' after the surgeon that saved her. My youngest son Jesse prefers to call the leg shorty.
The moral of this story is that when the impossible feels impossible you should never give up hope. Always move forward - always feel compassion, and always know that positivity will hold you in good stead. I know my mum is a miracle . She not only selflessly saved another pedestrians life ( she threw her best friend Lorraine out of the trucks path saving her life) but is determined to live a whole snd full life ahead. My mum started off as being my design idol but in truth is my life idol . The kind of person I aspire to be and admire so deeply it hurts. Stay brave mumma. You are doing so so well. Here is a virtual bunch of banksias for you given you can't receive them in your ward !! Head of your fan club xxxx
#mymumrocks #heroine #legend #designidol
Thx @hipetalmelbourne for the inspo