Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Just Popping in to Say Hi

Okay, so y'all know I've been on deadline. Today is that deadline. 

Unfortunately, this has been one of those weeks. Events out of my control have prevented me from writing. 

This was my mother a couple of years ago.
This year has been a tough one for her. When 2015 opened, she was walking with the aid of a walker. By February, she was in a wheelchair.

Since then, we've seen a steady decline, both physically and mentally. 

After an ER trip last week, it was determined that there's nothing more they can do for my mother. She has a neurological disorder that cannot be treated. And while she's not necessarily knocking on death's door, she has been put on hospice to keep her comfortable and safe.

In some ways, it's a relief to finally know where we stand, instead of going through test after test, wondering if she's going to get better. And so we go on, taking each day as it comes. Doing our best to meet those looming deadlines, prepare for conference and whatever else is on the agenda. 

Still, I know God's got this. He's rarely early, but He's never late. This story will be done in His perfect timing.

Have a great day!


  1. I double Virginia's hugs. I'll be keeping you, your mother, and your family in my prayers.

    Sending extra meet-the-deadline prayers and hugs.

  2. More hugs -- and prayers for both your mom and your family and your deadline.

  3. Thank you, ladies. I'll take all the hugs and prayers I can get. ☺️

  4. So sorry, Mindy. It's a tough, tough, time. I remember having to face that realization with my mom - that even though she had "up" days, the down days were becoming the norm.

    Prayers for your deadline, and prayers for your mom.

  5. MIndy, so sorry for what your family and you are facing. The people involved in hospice are amazing at caring for and understanding their patient. Know that my thoughts are with you.

    Nancy C

    1. They are indeed amazing, Nancy. They provide a level of comfort not just for the patients, but for their families as well.

  6. Mindy, I'm sorry about this news. But I'm glad she's got you there for her. And the wonderful Hospice people. I'll be praying for all of you.

    I'm also sorry to be late commenting. I've been out of town.