4.03.2013

Grateful

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A little Eva and her Grandma.
I just got off the phone with my mom.
I didn't have a lot to say...
 I had just talked to her this morning.

I called again just to hear her voice...
Almost week ago I came really close to never hearing it again.

She had a little tiny blood clot that caused a great big heart attack.
Her organs had started failing and things were really grim.

She is a fighter and really stubborn.
No one told her how stacked the odds were against her thank God...
and she decided to get better.

You can ask my dad, once my mom decides something...
you had better just back up and get out of the way.

Bit by bit, one hurdle after the other, and day by day...
her body is healing itself.
Her recovery has been nothing short of a miracle.

If one little thing had gone differently on that day...
 she wouldn't be here with us.
One teeny-tiny thing.

I am so very grateful.
This mom of mine, well she is an amazing lady.

She's compassionate and selfless.
She looks for the good in things, in others.

She's dedicated and a hard worker.
She never complains.

She sees lovely things everywhere.
Beauty where others would miss it.

I have learned a lot from her...
by listening to her, watching her, emulating her.
She has taught me so much.

I just couldn't imagine a world without her in it.

And worse than me not having her...
I couldn't imagine a world where my little ones didn't know this amazing lady.
She has a lot to teach them.

So today I am grateful.
For all things tiny and enormous.

Thankful for my mom.
And even more thankful for Eva and Theodore's Grandma.

9 comments:

tinajo said...

I´m SO happy for you, she has a lot to fight for. :-)

Kelly said...

She has so much life left to live and more grand baby cuddles to savor. Love and prayers from down south. Keep fighting!!

Adrienne said...

well, this got me a little teary. You share such lovely things about her, and I love that some miracles got used for her!!

Rici Reid said...

Praying. Love you, friend!

Nikki said...

I'm so glad to hear she's doing better. I'll keep thinking of you and your family.

Julia Goolia said...

So scary to hear the whole story like this. So happy she is doing well, and will continue to think of and pray for her.

misc.alaina said...

Oh, Nessa, that is so scary! So glad that your mom is fighting through it. Such beautiful words! Keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers!!

Kellie said...

Bring on the waterworks. For that, you suck. But woohoo for your mom! All those prayers are working!

Sandra Kohlmann said...

I am so grateful that your mom is ok. I hope that there is only good news to come. I'll keep you, your mom, and your whole family in my prayers.