If love could heal a person, than my mother would be running in a marathon right now! For those of you who do not know her, this would have been an impossible feat!! She has COPD, is overweight and jokes about herself and how slow moving she actually is.
Our family, both immediate and extended has always been close. We are always together. Sometimes it almost seems we are a bit out of the ordinary considering how much time we all spend together and how much we enjoy these times. Even through this trying time, we have all been together laughing, crying and just enjoying each others’ company.
Social media can be an amazing thing. We have each posted the news of mom to let others know what is going on. She is so loved in her community. We joke that she is the mayor. She’s known by many as, “The Duck Lady” because of the charity duck race she runs every year. People are offering meals, child care, love, support, prayers, visits…the list goes on and on. The phone calls, the messages….. it is overwhelming. I use that word in a positive way. I don’t know if I will ever be able to let everyone know how incredibly grateful my family and I are for your support.
I want you all to know that I am reading all of your emails and postings to her. I don’t know if she can hear me but if she can, I know that she would be almost humbled at this outpouring. She was not one to put herself before others and knowing that all of these people, some who don’t even know her, are out there praying and thinking of her would bring her to tears.
So I am offering an enormous thank you to all of you. Keep praying and offering those positive thoughts. She is a remarkable woman and I doubt she ever realized how many, many people she has had an impact on in her lifetime.