Thursday, November 29, 2007

Humbling Myself

Whenever I find myself in a stressful but grateful situation, I clean. Not just clean ... I mopped floors on my hands and knees. I can't remember if I did this before I saw it on some old movie, or I saw it on that (unremembered movie) and said, gosh I do that myself. But I feel like it is a humbling myself before God reminding myself I am not beneath anything for anyone. To mop a floor reminds me that I am not so proud and I am so grateful of what has been given to me. And the doing of it always feels right somehow.

Mom is doing so much better today. She is getting bored and very grumpy and I see that as a good sign. The internal bleeding has finally stopped (after many "procedures"). I am hoping tomorrow she will be home. And now her room is clean from ceiling to floor ...

And her roommate, Pauline ... is doing better today. Her ex-daughter-in-law visited and they discussed her moving into the new nursing facility. I kept asking mom how she was doing.

So I plan on mopping more floors tomorrow. Thank you all so much for your sweet thoughts and prayers!

9 comments:

Cindy Woods said...

such good news! I'm so glad to hear things are getting better, take care you two, sending continued improvement good thoughts your way

kelly said...

you and i will have to compare notes. my brother just went through 2 surgeries after hernia surgery....he had internal bleeding. 10 days in the icu. it was so scary. as i have read through all the mom posts, i cried for you, her and my brother. i am glad she is healing. grumpy is good, means she is getting there. shawn was the same way.

big hugs to all of you.

Shelley Noble said...

You made me all teary with this post, Kim. I love how you wrote about mopping on hands and kness to be an act of gratefulness. How profound and true.

I never thought of cleaning in those terms or context before. Thank you.

Thank Goodness your mom is on the mend, thank God. Thankfully.

Ellen Byrne said...

God bless!

phlegmfatale said...

So glad to hear it, Kimmer. You've all been present in my every waking thought this week. Love you.

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing the fantastic news!

dw said...

Yes, thanks for this post. I've been teary reading about your Mom. I live 500 miles from my mother and I grieve that I can't be closer to pop in on her and give her the company she so needs - she's 87 and alone and I can't do much but visit when I can and call every day. I have no children and see myself in her place someday. Thank goodness she has you - she sounds like a great lady!

I've been enjoying your blog for some time now - sorry, I'm not usually a post-er on these blogs I so depend on for inspiration, but your experience with your mother has brought me out of hiding. I really love this blog and the places it takes me!

s'mee said...

Love breeds love, healing brings healing. So glad to hear your mom and her roomie are doing better. And you must be feeling a tad better also, : > for which we are all happy!

Curt said...

Glad things are looking better. Yay! I bet this will be the best Christmas you've ever had.