Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Ok- if last week I thought I was just a little stressed and thankless. Today I may have pushed my limit. While I am not trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I know my mom wouldn't want me to sulk. I am allowed to grieve. I will. Out of this whole bizarre mess, there were some things to be thankful for:

  1. I am thankful that the stroke that took my mother's life occurred while she was in the hospital. She was able to be placed on life support and then declared brain dead. It was her wish to be an organ donor and that wish was able to be honored. Her lungs, heart, corneas, tissue, and kidneys will allow others people to either live longer or live better. She was such a devout recycler I know she is just ecstatic that no part of her will go to waste.
  2. I am thankful I was able to make it up here to say goodbye.
  3. I am thankful I was able to see my grandmother. I was once again reminded one shouldn't only see their family under bad circumstances.
  4. I am thankful Delicate Flower decided not to come. It would not have been a good way to remember his beloved Nana.
  5. I am thankful for all the kind words and memories. I am learning of a part of my mom I never knew from her friends.
What are you thankful for today?

2 comments:

Flea's Thoughts said...

(((((((((( HUGS ))))))))))))))))))

LOVE YA :)

Jessi Dawn said...

Junita,
So sorry you have lost your mother. I pray that God comforts you as only He can. May you find peace through this grief journey.
Blessings,
Jess
PS Found you off MckMama's Not Me! post. Thank you for posting such a personal experience on your blog. Hope it brings you healing.