19 Jun Mom’s Day 5.1
It’s about 2:30 pm CDT and we’re in Mom’s room at Baylor Medical Center. She is in room 901 in the Roberts Hospital portion, and it is a private room, which is very nice.
It is a very good step for her to be moved out of ICU and into her own room. When we arrived today, she was just finishing her first round of physical therapy.
She was in quite some pain, but the nurse has now given her a cocktail of happy juices and she seems to be resting pretty peacefully.
Today will be the day I decide what to do next with my trip. Mom is well taken care of, but still not out of the anesthesia all the way. I would share with you how I know that, and to do so would bring you some good laughs, as it has brought us, but I’ll just keep that in the family for now!
Because I am driving, and have the goal of being at church Sunday for Johnny’s last “official” Sunday on Staff, if I drive home, I need to leave tomorrow. I am prayerfully considering why I am not yet comfortable with a decision to leave tomorrow. I know some of it is that I want to be here when Mom is more cognizant.
My other option is to use a round trip ticket that a dear friend has offered to fly home Thursday or Friday and then figure out when to come back for my car (probably in the first week of July). I would appreciate your prayers that God would give me wisdom.
Some of me feels (not just feels, but actually knows), that I have not always been as connected to my family as Mom, or I, have wanted for me to be. I think that’s some of why God has given me this trip.
I have been working the last few years to strengthen my connection with my parents, spending time with them whenever I can. It’s not been the easiest thing since they have lived in other states, but I have done my best, and it has made a difference for me.
All that to say I am trying to sort this all out for myself emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, etc. Thanks for listening, and for understanding!