My mom had surgery yesterday.  I’m happy to report that everything went well, the doctors were pleased, and she’s  now at home recovering. I spoke to her this morning and she said she feels good. No pain and only minor discomfort. She’s a trooper, for sure. We joked about what she’ll do with all the pain meds the doctors gave her, she read the greatkratom article instead and decided to stick to kratom.  She doesn’t care much for medication.  In fact, the doctors complimented her good health.  Go Mom! Must be from all that cheering during Notre Dame games. It courses the qi and gets the blood movin! 😉

It was difficult being so far away from her during this time leading up to her surgery. I mean, it always is but not being able to hug her before she went under the knife hit a lot deeper cord. We talked often, but it’s not the same.

I spent a lot of time this weekend with my friend and her eighteen month old. Watching mother and daughter together made me think of my own mom even more. She was once a young mother, excited and unsure. And we were once babies, looking to her for protection and love. Now her children are grown and living their own lives. But she’s still our mom. She loves us and cares for us just the same as she did when we were only two and we still love her and ask for her guidance.

Only now I can look to my mom for friendship as well as safety.  She’s easy to talk to, understanding, and kind.  She never judges or points blame.  She simply loves unconditionally and accepts me for who I am.  I’m one of the lucky ones.  She’s really a great lady!

So here’s to you, Mom. I’m so relieved that everything with your surgery well went. I hope for you a speedy recovery. Enjoy your quiet time at home and know that no matter how far away I am I always love you and think of you! xoxo