Monday, August 13, 2007

Mummy, Health and Writing

I've been away from my blog for a while, I know. It's not because I didn't have things to say, and not because I was stranded on a remote island somewhere. I didn't have the inclination to blog for a reason, or maybe a few. I got a phone call recently that my mum was ill. My aunt didn't want to tell me what was wrong with her, all she said was that my mum had fallen ill and had been taken to hospital. I asked how mum was doing and my aunt said she was responding to treatment. I was quite worried because my mum is never sick. She is one of the most active and hardworking people I know. I can't remember the last time she was ill and had to go to hospital. Initially I thought maybe it was a fever or something, so I told hubby and we prayed for her. I called my dad and he was being very vague as well, he just told me that she had been admitted into hospital and she was getting better. But he wouldn't let me speak to her. So everyday all I could do was pray for mum to get better. It wasn't until a week later before he told me that my mum had had a stroke. A stroke?! I was stunned and I couldn't speak for what seemed like several minutes. The first thing I asked him was: why did you keep it from me all this time? There I was thinking she only had malaria or something! After I had recovered from the shock, I calmed down enough to ask more important questions about her health and how her treatment was going.
Well to cut a long story short, mum came around two weeks ago. I had been so scared that she would be permanently disabled or something, but to God be the glory, she is recovering well and she is able to walk and talk almost as normal as before. I spent the last five days with her and I'm really glad she is improving everyday. She told me what she could remember of when it all started happening and how she was rushed to hospital, how she was unconscious for many days, how she herself didn't believe she was so ill until the doctors told her. She is undergoing physiotherapy now, so she will be around for a while until she fully recovers. I'm just really really really grateful to God for sparing her life and I pray she will be perfectly healed - amen. When she gets better, I'm going to tell her that she must not stress herself again, she needs a long holiday.

That got me thinking about how much we take our health for granted. It is so so vital, something that cannot be bought in the market. I mean, for me that I had never seen my mum being in hospital, it did come as a shock. I had never imagined it could happen. I now thank God for my health everyday, it is a precious gift. I now appreciate life itself a lot more as well. My mum's friend said that after my mum got ill, she started appreciating that life is short, so she has started wearing all her nice clothes that she used to keep for "special occasions"! I thought that was funny but there is an element of truth in there. Why wait for another day to start enjoying your life? Who knows how long we will be around to live our lives anyway? I've made up my mind to live my life to the full everyday, because I don't know if I will be given another day.

I'm glad I could take the time to be with mum last week since don't have to be "in the office", but that does mean though that I've fallen behind my writing target for this week. I was hoping to have written a short story and another chapter of my book by Friday but that didn't happen. I couldn't do any work during the weekend either because I had to attend a wedding all day on Saturday, and I was so tired on Sunday. I'll have to adjust my deadline now but I intend to work extra hard and have something substantial to show for it by the end of the week. I'd better, otherwise my friends could start ribbing me like Brian in the funny clip below.



I hope not! LOL, have a blessed week everyone!

21 comments:

  1. have a fruitful week. Thank God your mom is okay... I always pray for a sound mind and good health... especially as you get up in age... in Nigeria.. I dont know if they actually do annual check ups and stuff... anyways girl take it ez...

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  2. Thank God for the improvement of your mums health. Take care of yourself and ur mum. It is well.

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  3. Your mom is well in Jesus name...Amen!

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  4. Thank God. She is healed by God's grace.

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  5. Thank God she is getting better. Life is truly short and itswhen thingss like this happen that we re evaluate a lot of things

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  6. Anonymous12:52 PM

    so sorry to hear about ur mum, she is healed already just believe and have faith in God.

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  7. awwwwwwwwwwww hunie. thank God for His mercies!!!

    i'll post your cd this week.

    which address should i mail the aye-ole song to? the hotmail one right?

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  8. Thank God for your mum. She's well in Jesus name.
    Take care!

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  9. Health is wealth........l know how you feel. MAy God heal your mum. Take heart. It is well. Much love and prayers. Life is all about being there for the one's we love ok.

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  10. Thank God she's well. Hope your writing's going well too. All blessings.

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  11. Thank God ur mum is fine.

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  12. Thank goodness your mom is well....

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  13. Thank God for His mercies.Life is too short so we should all live a day at a time.

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  14. Your mum is healed in Jesus name. How are you doing? The Lord is your strength. It is well.

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  15. thank God for ur mummy ..
    all is well in JESUS name AMEN

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  16. thank God your mom is doing well. I know how scary it could be. I pray for speedy recovery for her even as she goes thru physiotherapy. Sturvs like this makes one appreciate one;s parents cos this life is too such. Anyways, glad u back to blogville, take care of mama and i'll be saying a prayer for her.

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  17. Good to hear your mum is better now...be strong!

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  18. Sometimes things happen that we don't expect or we wonder about but in all these things, we're more than conquerors and God's promises for us are SURE . I'll keep your mum in prayers. And for your writing, don't we all fall behind?:-)

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  19. Sometimes things happen that we don't expect or we wonder about but in all these things, we're more than conquerors and God's promises for us are SURE . I'll keep your mum in prayers. And for your writing, don't we all fall behind?:-)

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  20. oh i'm so glad she's recovering and doing better.... wow... i guess they didnt want to scare you... but your prayers helped as well.. ill keep her in my prayers.. take it easy babe... God is good.

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  21. LondonBuki11:55 AM

    Thank God your Mumm is well :-)

    I keep reminding myself that life is too short... All is well with your Mummy.

    Take good care of yourself(and your Mummy ofcourse) and good luck with everything.

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