Tuesday, March 31, 2009


See that beautiful smile? That is my mother. That smile is what holds our family together. That and the humongous, loving, generous, giving, humble-spirited, caring, happy, free spirited, pleasant, positive, "never says a bad word about anything or anybody", heart that beats inside her. She is our rock. That man? My daddy absolutely adores her. I could tell you that he tells her everyday at least 100 times that he loves her. I could tell you that he leaves a quarter on her nightstand every night for her hard work. I could tell you that instead of a chocolate on her pillow, she gets a Hall's cough drop. Those are all true statements and a few of the ways, in his witty way, that he conveys his love for his bride of 67 years.

But, right now, today we find out that her physical heart is not working too well. Some of the tests that were run over the weekend showed that sometime in the past few months/weeks/days she has suffered a rather significant heart attack. We sort of have an idea now that are looking back as to when it happened but can't be sure. We just know that it happened. The plan for now is to proceed with a cardiac catherization to strengthen any areas that were not affected by the event. In other words, if there are any blockages they will stent them and if there are any other areas that can be seen that need repairs they will do that. But, basically what has been damaged is damaged. After that procedure, she will participate in a cardiac rehab program to build up her heart muscles.

So, please pray for her as we prepare for Thursday's surgery. Family is coming in to be with each other. Everyone, I mean everyone, loves this woman. I feel certain that we will receive our mother's heart repaired and healthy. In Daddy's words to the dr. , "She needs to get back to her mowing obligations!" And she has never mowed a day in her life.

9 comments:

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

I pray and believe that the surgery will be successful on Thursday. I pray and believe that your parents will have many more years together. Thanks for sharing this with us so we can be in thought and prayer for your Mom and family. Much love to you all!

Giggi said...

Beautifully said, Sissy. We can never say we didn't have amazing examples to follow, can we? See you tomorrow! Love you!

That Girl said...

I sure hope all will go well with your family in this ordeal. She sounds like a great chick!

Wendi75 said...

Y'all are in our prayers! She is one of the sweetest women I have had the privelege to meet and God will take care of her:).

mindy said...

Praying for each of you as you wait for the surgery next week. Please give your mom a big hug for me and also...take care of yourself. Your family is so precious! I'm so glad that "little sister" Kathy gets to be there...you girls try to stay out of trouble...or i'll have to come down there! Hugs!

Sheila said...

Lynn, I continue to read this post over and over. Because when I do, my heart literally swells.....

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