Please Forgive Me, Part Two

I learned last night that my mother has fallen down the stairs and broke her spine in three places. She is still undergoing tests to check for brain damage. I’m returning home to do the best I can to take care of her. Thus, if I do find the time to return here, I may not respond to any comments. Please don’t take this as indifference to your support. I’m dealing with this the way I deal with all other things, by sealing myself off from any emotion. As a result, I wouldn’t be able to accurately express my gratitude for the kind and encouraging words you leave me,Β and I believe you deserve more than a half-hearted response from me. Β I’ll return when I’m “me” again.” I am sincerely grateful for your support.

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47 thoughts on “Please Forgive Me, Part Two

  1. So sorry to hear about your mother, Adelie; I do hope she heals soon, and that the news concerning the brain is good. Take as long as you need; we’ll still be here. xxx

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  2. Your mama is lucky to have you. While taking care of her, do not forget to take care of yourself.
    Like I said before, if you need anything or just an ear (or eyes, I suppose it would be) – don’t hesitate.
    Just keep swimming. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hey Jen! Long time, no talk πŸ™‚ I appreciate the Nemo quote and your friendship and support throughout this whole ordeal. I need to catch up on all your lovely writing I’ve missed!

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  3. Adelie! I am extraordinarily saddened to read this. Please do not hesitate to use my email (thequotegal@yahoo.com) and if you believe in power of prayer, I would like to start a prayer chain for her if I know her name. Or just write to me for ANYTHING else you need. I cannot express how upset I am to see this post. Big hugs Adelie.
    Stephanie

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    • Stephanie! I’m so sorry it has taken quite a while for me to get back to this. I was just so overwhelmed I didn’t even check WordPress for nearly two weeks. I truly appreciate your concern and support. Luckily, my mother seems to be recovering well, and she was extremely lucky to have such a fall and not be paralyzed. It definitely puts a kink in her summer plans, but we’ve been able to manage. Thank you so much again for your friendship and support. Now, I need to get on over to your blog to catch up on all of your magnificence I’ve been missing!

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  4. I’m very sorry to learn of this. Please accept my sincere wishes for a speedy recovery and wishes for blessings and peace for yourself, your mother and your entire family. God speed. ((Hugs))

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    • Thank you so much for your support and kindness, Julie! My mother is getting used to her new lifestyle adjustments, and (I believe) all the chaos is over with. You’re such a kind heart, and I sincerely appreciate your friendship!

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    • Thank you so much for the support and the very true and helpful words. I’m relieved to say that things have finally slowed down now, and I can breathe! Thanks again, Splendid Empress!

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    • Thank you so much for the kindness and prayers, Jim. I can imagine your path with your mother was a difficult one, and I hope circumstances since then have improved. I don’t mind getting older, but I have serious trouble seeing my parents age and become less able. Thank you, again, for the wonderful support.

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  5. Oh, sweet heart, I am so sorry. Your Mum will be looked after and miracles do happen okay. Don’t forget to take care for yourself and yes, cope the way that works best for you. We’ll all be right here waiting for you, don’t worry about that, okay? You are doing great and you are great as well. Just take care of Mum and You. Write to me if you want to offload, that’s a genuine offer. Much love as always, Victoria ❀

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    • Victoria! Thank you so much for leaving me such inspiring and comforting words. I am truly blessed to have such a supportive friend! Thankfully, things have slowed down and I can breathe a little! Whew. Anyway, I truly appreciate your wonderful comment. You’re a widely talented writer and a selflessly compassionate friend. I send my love to you! ❀

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      • Hi, welcome back πŸ™‚ It is hard to see our parents are no longer the spring chickens that they were. After losing two of my best friends (7 years apart), I realized that life is too short. I never got on with my parents in their youth as well as in my youth. But, what I know now, is that they are getting on in age and every moment with them counts – burying the hatchet, as they say here, meaning forgiving and letting the past go. You are dealing with what happened in the best way for you…. You are my friend and I will give you as much support as you need without pushing it on you. Try and resume the daily grind; it’s one of the best helps you can do for yourself. She’ll get better. Day at a time. ❀

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        • Thank you so much for the comforting and wise words, and I send my sympathy for your loss of your friends. I can imagine those were terribly difficult times. You’re absolutely right about making the most of what time we do have. Sometimes it’s really hard to embrace each moment though, like life is moving at turbo speed. But all we can do is our best, right? Thanks again for everything, Victoria! πŸ™‚

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          • I still miss my friends and cry for them and it’s that what really got me to be more forgiving esp of my parents. And I totally agree with you, it is hard to stay mindful and in the moment – and to do the best we can is all that’s needed. I left you a link to a wonderful article you might find as uplifting regarding writing as I did – she’s a great source for inspiring motivation πŸ™‚

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          • It’s unfortunate that sometimes it isn’t until we experience devastation that we notice our blessings. I really appreciate the link, as you’ve introduced me to a wonderful resource. Inspiration is always well appreciated! πŸ™‚

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  6. Adelie – – I haven’t stopped thinking about you. I pray with all my heart that things are not what they appeared in your post. I am very concerned and worried. Please know that if God hears prayers, he’s hearing mine and I’m sure everyone else who cares. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can do anything at all.
    big hugs,
    Stephanie

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    • Stephanie! I feel unworthy of all your concern and support, but I’m immensely grateful nonetheless! You’re an amazing and inspiring woman and a most wonderful friend. That you SO much for your prayers, as I’m a firm believer in the power of these positive thoughts. Thank you so much, again, and I send big hugs all the way back to you!
      Adelie

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  7. I wanted to leave a comment so much earlier than this, but I had taken my own hiatus from WordPress for almost a month, myself. I’m really sorry to learn of your mother’s accident—I hope she’s doing better now. Of course, take as much time as you need. Nothing calls for your complete attention than a family emergency. My thoughts are with you, and I hope you’re taking care of yourself as well!

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    • No worries. I hope your time away from WordPress offered you some well-deserved rejuvenation, and I really hope you had a great Birthday! My mother is recovering well, and the chaos in my life is dwindling little-by-little. I truly appreciate your kindness and support!

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  8. I’m just learning of your Mom’s recent fall. I am so sorry. I’ll send her some white healing light for her back. I hope you’re taking care of yourself too Adelie. Glad to read above that things are getting a little better. Love and prayers to both of you for ease of healing and less chaos.

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    • Thank you so much for the love and prayers, Kathie! She’s recovering well and is getting used to her lifestyle modifications, for the time being. It took me a while to get myself back in order, but day by day, things are falling back into place! Thank you so much for your friendship and support! ❀

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