Friday, March 19, 2010

Life Interrupted

We got one of those phone calls no one wants to get early this morning. My Mom had fallen in the bathroom while doing the simplest of things - putting on her slacks. My frantic Dad was on the other end of the line.

Forty-five minutes later, we met them in the ER. She had a fractured hip, and would have to have surgery to repair it. She is a real trooper and came through it all very well. After a few days in the hospital, she will be transferred to a rehab facility (probably the same one my Dad was in in October). In the meantime, we will have to keep Dad on his scheduled dialysis treatments and see that he is doing well.

We would so appreciate your prayers. These are not the plans any of us had for the next few weeks. In fact, Mom was getting ready to come visit us later in the day. However, we know that nothing comes to us that does not first pass through the hands of a Father who loves us with a deep, deep love and has good plans for us. We will rest in that.

I don't know how often I will be able to get on the computer, but I'll update as I can.



  1. Oh, I am so sorry! My mom fell in the bathroom, but only injured her shoulder. I am so thankful that she came through the surgery so well. You will be busy - we will be here holding you up!

  2. Oh Linda I am so sorry to hear this! We will keep your mom in our prayers!


  3. Dear Linda,so sorry to hear the news. Trusting your Mum will make a very good recovery.
    God Bless - Jan

  4. Oh Linda, your hands are full~
    My neighbor's mom (96yrs old) broke both hips over the course of 5 yrs. Pat has had to really be a "cheerleader" getting her dear, sweet mom to do the physical therapy... but she did! It took a lot of loving dedication on Pat's part.
    I will be keeping you in prayer, Linda ~ take heart ~ and take the strength and peace God gifts us with daily ♥

  5. A lot of us are reaching the age when we have to care for our elderly parents. My almost 87-year-old mother is in good health, but there may come a day...

    It's all part of that "honor thy father and thy mother" thing, and He knows what we do.

  6. I remember those days of caring for my
    precious aging parents. It is a bitter-
    sweet time. I will definitely be holding
    your entire family up in prayer. Your
    dear mom will make a quick recovery, in
    the Name of Jesus!

  7. Praying for all of you as you face this hurdle. God will give you the strength that you need to endure!

  8. So sorry to hear this, Linda. And you are so right about how our lives can take those sudden, unexpected turns. Pray that your mom heals and your dad will continue to do okay with his treatments.

  9. So sorry to hear about your Moms fall.
    Hard for her and your Dad I am sure.
    Hope she is doing better real soon
    prayers go up

  10. Hi Linda,
    Sorry to hear about your Mother falling. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

  11. Oh, LInda.
    Praying .

  12. Praying here, Linda-- for healing, for strength, for peace.
    Big hugs, heather

  13. thinking of you today, linda...and the way you love people so gently and sweetly. i am praying for you and the charge you have been given with your parents in this season.

    may God's healing be abundant in your family.

  14. In my prayers - this has just happened to the mother of a dear friend here, and I know how this has 'interrupted'' her Easter plans - but like you, she is trusting Him.

    Love and prayers xx

  15. Oh, no! I'm just now seeing this news, Linda. May the Lord give you grace and patience as you walk with your parents through this unexpected turn of events.

  16. I'm so sorry to hear of more trials for your dear parents. I will be praying for all of you! Hugs and blessings to you!