Transitioning — A long Gentle Slope

Shower tree blossoms at Kokua Coop

Shower tree blossoms

Good Morning, God!

My Mother is transitioning out of Queens Hospital and into Hospice care. She will be continuing the long slow slide into Your Loving Arms. I’ve been transitioning, too . . . from daughter to both daughter/mother and then on to mostly being my mother’s mother. I am weeping inside. Or should I say my little inside-daughter is grieving the loss of her mother. My Outside is doing OK — so far.

My brother called on Thursday to say he was coming over from California. I didn’t know how badly I wanted him to come until he said he was coming. He arrived Friday and I am So Thankful!

I knew I had to take my mom into the Queen’s Emergency Room on Tuesday morning a week ago — not just because she was too weak to move well but because when I asked her if she wanted to rest or go to the ER, she said: “Just do what you think best.”  My mom was raised a Christian Scientist and aside from her experimental treatment for breast cancer after her mastectomy back when she was in her 60s, she normally avoids doctors — and ERs.

Upon her arrival at the ER they found that Mom had a bladder infection and aortic stenosis . . . and I think maybe a small stroke. But, as the doctor told us yesterday, medically speaking — right now — nothing is wrong.

Mom isn’t in pain. And there is no real medical problem. WOW! At any age, that is a BLESSING but especially so at 98 1/2  Thank You, God! Thank You for such a wonderful mother . . . and such a good brother!

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3 comments on “Transitioning — A long Gentle Slope
  1. Oh Margie, so sorry you are at this stage with your mom. We all know it will come sometime, but like Jesus with Lazarus, we rightly grieve relationships so never meant to part. So I am praying for the gentle slow slide for her and for you. And for the comfort of the One who knows both pain, loss, and resurrection to surround your heart and mind in Jesus. Love you, Margie-Mom, Robin

  2. adriana digioia says:

    You are a wonderful woman, daughter, and are inspired and inspiring to us all. Love, Adriana

  3. Kirsten says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Kirsten

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