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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING

When I woke up this morning I did what I do first thing every morning. I looked at the photo beside my bed. 


It's a picture of my girls taken 26 years ago. Those 26 years seem like a lifetime ago. I was married and living in a home in California. Life seemed pretty good. Although I knew my husband had mental health problems, I had hopes that he would follow the medical protocol that he was prescribed. He didn't, and just a few months later I had to pack up my home, put everything in storage and start down a long and difficult road. From then on it was just me and the girls. MY GIRLS!! 


Nothing has been easy in those years, but I know that I have what is most important. I have my little family and they are what sustain me. So when we go through a crisis, as we have for the past two weeks with Katy's health, I feel shaken to the core.  My world seems upside down. It isn't the first crisis we have had with her health and it probably won't be the last, but it never gets easier. 


This morning, when I looked at their photo, as I do every morning, I knew that Cary could not go on trying to take care of her sister and her own three children, who needed her attention. She wanted to be in both places, but it was becoming very difficult. So I got up and began pulling clothes out of my closet and drawers. I knew that I needed to go to Atlanta. I was making a quick list of everything I needed to do when a text came through on my phone. The antibiotics were finally working, the pain was subsiding, and they were planning to discharge her. I felt as if my heart just stopped in that moment. I was so filled with gratitude. 


So things will hopefully go back to normal. I put my clothes away, reorganizing my closet while I was at it, and started in on my regular daily routine. I will be going to Atlanta in two weeks and I will be grateful for another Christmas with my family, knowing how precious each moment is.

I want to thank you again for all of your prayers and warm wishes.

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P.S. I have decided to suspend Women Speak during the holidays. Everyone is so busy. If you want to read past weeks, you can find them here.


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16 comments:

  1. Things always have a way of working out, don't they Laura? So glad your daughter's meds are working and that you are planning to see your family for Christmas. Great news. Susan

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  2. Thank you, Susan. I can't wait to give them big hugs.

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  3. Dear Laura, Happy to hear that things are on the mend. It is these blessings that make Christmas merry.
    xo Catherine

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  4. So glad to hear that your daughter is getting better. Have a great week!

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  5. That is such good news. I hope she gets stronger everyday. I know that you have been torn about where to be. You can help when you get there. Keep resting.

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  6. Oh my friend, but your DD will be fine in the mend soon. Whenever we feel our life is getting so that we cannot bear, it has a way of getting back to it's track. I know, I too look at a pic like that everyday on my computer and I've been with such stress for one of them and looks like now, life might be finding it's right course.
    Prayers are going your way for all of you.
    Blessings.
    FABBY

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  7. Thank you for telling us that she is on the mend. I just love it when a prayer is answered and I am so blessed to see or hear it. Ready yourself for more blessings. God is great!

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  8. That is wonderful news! Hoping she continues to improve with each day.

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  9. There is nothing more important than family. Your girls are so lucky to have a devoted mom like you. I am glad that Kathy is feeling a bit better. I will keep her in my prayers.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. So glad the antibiotics are working. It is so hard to not be there near your girls when they need you. I know that feeling so well. Glad you are coming to Atlanta in two weeks. I know you can't wait to see them.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Praise God- She is returning to health. That is a wonderful thing. Now you can relax and enjoy your Holidays a bit. xo Diana

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  12. Aw, that is such a worry for you but thankfully she is on the mend and you will be there soon for Christmas. Blessings to you and your girls. You are a strong woman. xx Pam

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  13. I was hoping for an update, Laura. Thank goodness it was a good one. Take care ......

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  14. I am glad to hear that there was a sudden break in the clouds. Praying for you and your girls, Laura.

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  15. I'm so relieved for you that you had good news about your daughter.

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