Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coincidence in 160


“What’s growing out of the pot mom gave us?”, I asked.
“It's a bleeding heart,” replied my wife.
“Don't you think that's appropriate
considering her condition?”
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Back Story: When my mother and step father moved out of their home a month before my mom was given just a short time to live, she gave us several flower pots. Only one of them had anything growing in it. We were going to pull out the small green leaves that pushed through the soil but decided to see what it might be - weed, flower or Audrey 2? When it reached the point of blooming we discovered it to be a Bleeding Heart. It seems appropriate considering it is congestive heart failure that is taking my mother. What we thought may be just a weed is now a cherished addition to our garden. Thanks, Mom, for giving us another touchstone. She is still hanging in there and has the help of a great hospice group and many friends. Thanks also to you, my fellow bloggers, for your kind words and support.

18 comments:

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I am so sorry about your mom
but it is nice that she left you a plant.
It is like she is still taking care of you,
right, in her own way?

Lovely 160!

Happy Sunday!

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shakira

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Brian Miller said...

nice. prayers for your mom...know it ia definitely not easy...

i will be playing along, just late this week. will drop mine toward the evening...

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I don't believe in coincidences at all and here is the reason these sort of moments in our lives that seem to help us out and to see that there is always more.

This is a beautiful 160;I am sending you prayers and your families prayers. I know that this is not an easy time for you and your family, but there are many here sending you love and healing.

Marla said...

MM ~ What another incredible gift you have been given. I wish I could hug you and your wife right now. I wish I could hold your hands as you walk through this.

I am praying still....

Matty said...

So sorry friend.

Brian Miller said...

alright, i am up...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh Monkey Man, My MIL had a pacemaker for many years. Her heart just stopped one day. The pacemaker allowed her to meet our youngest daughter, her granddaughter. I'm very thankful for that.

I'm keeping you in my thoughts. This must be a hard time for you. Cherish the blossoms.

(Hugs for your whole family)

Chef Kar said...

Sad 160 and then I read your back story and had to wipe away my tears. Prayers for you, your mom and your family MM. (((Hugs))) ~Karis

Brian Miller said...

jingle jumped in on the 160 as well....

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/sunday-160-this-is-how-i-love-you

Shadow said...

this is just beautiful....

Mama Zen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. That's really rough to go through.

nsiyer said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Nothing like a mother and her love. She is such that she would still give when her life is going. Take care and God bless.

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

I tried again and used the character count website to make my post exactly 160 characters...

thank you for the attention.

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

Sorry for your mom,
mother's love is timeless and precious!
Happy Monday!

Take good care.

Titanium said...

Thinking of you...

Your post is a beautiful tribute to your Mom and to Life.

Cameron said...

that is very interesting and perhaps no coincidence. I'm so sorry your mom is going through this and that you are also living through the struggle and pain of seeing your mom in this situation. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way MM.
Cameron

Nessa said...

I hope it is a sign she continues on for a while for you.

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Marilynne said...

I've had congestive heart failure for 9 years. My mother-in-law had it and it was because of her that I knew it was not an immediate death sentence.

So, I take good care of myself and do whatever my doctors say, and enjoy my life, however much I have left.