" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Monday, March 10, 2008

Letter from my mom

My mom doesn't like computers, but will occasionally overcome her suspicion to send out an email to Hope in Rome. Here is one she sent out a few days ago- I thought it was especially cute. She only types with one finger, so I left all the typos in so you get a feel for the personality of the sender.

dear hopey Overnight, my girls have become " little woman. Trinka went to the hospital with Faith@ 9 AM. and stayed till they wheeled her in at @2 PM. Only 1 person could be with her at that time. ,before surg. Then Trinka called us to say when she got out,so DAD ,I and Charity drove to the hosp . AT 6 pm ,in recovery ,with her drains,, oxygen,and machines popping out numbers and wiggly lines EKG Blood pressure,etc, Charity took over like an all knowing angel. Being a paramedic, she knew what every thing meant. And she stayed with Faith all Knight. When Faith was taken to her room, she slept in the folding chair. and was available every minute. The early morning wes full of painfor our dear Faith ,and they tried morphine, but it did Not help, so they switched to another, and it Did help. She was discharged at @PM ,and needs to come back in ! week for check-up. She felt too weak to make the trip to Larkspur --70 miles so she and Charity,and Trinka and Tony and Trisha and Bjorn took her to her own apartment.....very slowly ,over the bumps and turns. DAD and I met them there @ 3;30 pm and my little women had all under control. Charith got the Meds from the pharmacy , Trinka and TRisha got food from the delly, and grocery store and Faith was comfortable on the couch,and it was great being together and Soooo greatful to God for THE PRESANT moment All i could do was give her a foot massage. Charity Will remain there all week. Ron and I will care for our Granddog Alice. LOVE ...Till next letter. MAMMASITA ..AND PAPPA. xxxxxxx


Kasia said...

I get it! Your blog pages are PINK for BREAST CANCER ! ! ! (A little slow, but I'm all there. ;)

Anonymous said...

Binkers: With Hopey laughing at the junction of disquieting news is a way of many members of the family. You can be sad, quiet or laugh with surprising news. Wordly philosopher states that when you understand what is happening we would see ourselves as a part in the human comedy.

Imagine Hopey had a great laugh when she hit that dead deer on the highway in Wyoming and turned the "Silver Bullet", 222,222 miles, over two times. Hopey was going to continue the trip to the Bilings Airport,but now it was a convertible. Since laughter is contagious it may have inhibited the patrolman from issuing the ticket. They could laugh as no one was hurt in the accident.

Faith, it must have hurt for you to laugh so soon after surgery. Even when laughter is generted by negative events it still has curative power.
May God continue to bless you.
Love, Chubs

hopeyg said...

You're right Papa Smurf, i did laugh the night of the accident. It really was one of the funniest nights of my life! Well... kind of. Not many people roll their car in an effort to avoid hitting an already dead deer! Now that's pretty funny!

Love ya,