I just wanted to take a moment to wish all the amazing mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.
I’m especially grateful today to be able to spend Mother’s Day with my amazing Mom. She and my Dad have been visiting since November. They came down from North Carolina to spend the winter here with me in Texas. Shortly before they left North Carolina for their winter visit here, Mom was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat condition, and was advised to see a cardiologist when she got to Texas. I took her to see a fabulous cardiologist and he did all kinds of tests. Come to find out, she needed her atrial valve replaced and her mitral valve repaired. So in February she had that major surgery. While in the hospital she coded because her heart slowed to nothing, and yet another problem was discovered. So then they put a pacemaker in her the next day.
It’s been a very rough recovery, complicated by her sheer age of 82. She keeps saying how bad she feels that this is hard on me. She feels like she’s a burden. I keep telling her that it is my absolute honor to care for her and I don’t mind it one bit! Each and every day I hope she realizes how much I love her and that I’ll always be there for her, no matter what. She’s always been there for me, no matter what. Now it’s my turn. The circle of life.
To the woman who made me who I am today, I’m forever grateful for your unconditional love and for all that you have instilled within me. You are the most beautiful woman in the world and I love you! Happy Mother’s Day.
And to all the mothers out there, may you be spending valuable time with your loved ones and may they be making you feel special. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! God bless!