Sunday, May 11, 2008


My mother, soon to be 85 years old, currently has a compression fracture in one of her vertebrae, we don't know which one yet. Several years ago, she fell and broke her pelvis in three places, an extremely painful injury, and while she was still in the early stages of recovering from this she had emergency heart surgery. Several years before that she fell in her driveway and broke her hip and now has a steel rod in her leg. She was rear-ended in a car accident prior to that and as a result, had to have rotator cuff surgery. And yet she still perseveres and lives an active life. Today my husband and I and my brother and sister-in-law all gathered at her house and enjoyed another day with this remarkable woman.

Mama, I love you. Happy Mother's Day.
edited to add:
Joy Journal: My mother.


Anetka said...

we don't have to look for them in books or films...heroes and heroines of ordinary days are next to us...all we have to do is open our eyes!
Great Post Ernie.

peggy said...

She does sound remarkable and you come from good stock as my grandfather would say. The way she lives her life reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow"".

Laurie said...

Your mom sounds like a woman who grabs life and makes every moment count. It would be a blessing to know her!

I enjoyed and am inspired by your joy journal entries! What a great idea, Ernie! I'm the world's worst blogger, but might be able to manage to keep a little notebook by my bed and write in it!

Hey, your photos have garnered many compliments in my livingroom! I'll be just my luck, a realtor will show the house, and the buyer will want the photos and not the house! :)

peggy said...

where are you?? I miss your art journal. Your pictures inspired me so much. I've been watching every day. peggy

Kopperhead said...

Your mother is beautiful. There is not a day goes by that I do not wish I could talk to my mother just once more!

Hummie said...

I hope you mom read this! What a beautiful tribute..and a great photo too!