A few months ago she couldn’t sleep on her own, walk, speak, eat, and for a brief moment I thought this was it. I cried every weekend alone on my two hour car rides to Gainesville to be with her at Shands Hospital but knew I’d have to stop my tears as soon as I arrived to be strong for her and my dad. I pray every day but with her being sick I started talking to Jesus more and more, morning, afternoon, night, every second of every day and definitely the entire time on those lonely car rides. Life as you know it was put on hold. Is it really May 2018 now? Anyway, one day I had an ugly feeling come over me and I didn’t want to think this was it but felt this could be it. I hated that that feeling even came up but as fast as it came up, the feeling of hope and trust built within me and that feeling left. I knew she was going to get better but I also knew I had to be patient. I knew every nurse, every doctor and thank God every day that he answered my prayers and lent his healing hands to that team for taking care of my mother. She told me the other day, “I was knockin on the door but God said nope I’m not finished with you yet, it wasn’t my time.... so here I am”. Her attitude, humor, strength and grace is truly one of a kind and words can’t explain how grateful I am.
Those that went out of their way to come visit and/or lent a helping hand when we couldn’t bare to ask. THANK YOU. Mom is still figuring out a way to send her thank you’s as well and really wants to. The friends and family that did check in by texting or calling us, it truly meant the world. I will never ever forget those that reached out and know we truly appreciate you.
The last 4-5 months have been a crazy journey and we still have a long road ahead of us but today, this is today. Thank you Jesus, I love you. Thank you for giving me my mom back. 💙💞
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