I was so sure this week’s word prompt for Five Minute Friday at Kate’s was going to have something to do with mother’s day, mom’s, or motherhood, I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it. This is the third Mother’s Day holiday on which I am motherless. My mom passed away in October 2012 and although I miss her terribly I don’t lament her being gone. I trust you understand.
I was quite surprised when I strolled over to Kate’s this morning and saw the word challenge for today’s FMF –
the timer is set…
It was a Friday morning and the doctor told us they suspected a blood clot had traveled to her lungs and the prognosis did not look good. They asked if we wanted to do some test to show exactly where the clot was and perhaps schedule a procedure. My mom was lucid and sleepy, yet had all her wits about her. I went in to her room in the ICU – monitors and meters, lines and liquid all hooked into this woman who would soon be 87 years old. Her silver thin hair was matted down, because you see she was on her way to the hairdresser for her weekly ‘do when she clutched her chest and told her friend, “Ooh, I feel dopey.” Her hair appointment turned into a life and death visit to the ER.
I walked up to her bed and took her soft hand. Ma, they want to do a procedure on you – what do you think? She shook her head no. Ma, you know what this means then? You are probably gonna go to heaven soon. With understanding, she whispered ‘I know.’ And, you’re okay with that? She shook her head yes. Is there anyone you need to speak with? Anyone to make amends with? Anything at all? Anyone at all? This time, her response was verbal,
I’m good. There she laid on her death bed and she could say with a pure heart, “I’m good.” She was prepared to meet her God.
24 hours later she was in Glory.
And, you know what? She’s still good!
You know something else? We will meet again, one sweet day.