Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I generally despise mothers day and when people say to me: Happy mothers day I tell them I don't celebrate mothers day...My birthday is on may 5th. Three years ago the day before my birthday I went to check on my mother in the morning at the other house we lived in and she was sitting up with drool coming out of her mouth with no response. I layed her back down and called 911. They couldnt get a response either and they immediately rushed her to the nearest hospital. It turned out she had fallen during the night and had hit her head and the result was a blood transfusion to the head. The next day on my birthday they took all the tubes out. After they took the tubes out the priest at the hospital came and told me she was gone. About 2-3 seconds later the social worker of the hospital came to me and told me she had come back to life..It was as though my mother refused to die on my birthday. She finally died two days later in hospice. She never woke up from her coma. This was three days before mothers day. This was three years ago.
It was my usual practice to stay home from church on mothers day. I hated the well wishers of happy mothers day. All my family is gone, mother father aunts uncles. My daughter lives in japan and my son lives in texas. The most I get from children is a happy mothers day by computer. I would feel sorry for myself and just stay home, lick my wounds and just wait till it was over.
I am a born again christian. I felt this year that God wanted me to be proactive on mothers day..to not sit at home and feel sorry for myself. I make my own cards. So I pulled a bunch of the cards out my chest i had made that weren't finished and made them into mothers day cards. My mother when she was alive she worked with a pastor who sets up nursing home ministries in churches, his name is bill goodrich. I called him the week before and asked him if he knew any residents in the nursing homes he visited that I could visit on mothers day and give some of my cards to. He said he would think about and never got back to me till mothers day..I thought he had forgotten. I hadn't heard anything from my kids at all.
I brought about 8 cards to church with me. I gave three cards away to people the Lord led me to give me to. One lady lost her husband in a motor cycle accident, another friend I knew I got them started in their missionary work in japan and they are home now and another family I know..i know his son and daughter in law. I walked into church and I felt like God gave me this big hug and wished me a happy mothers day. At the end of the service. Bill met me he skipped church himself and went with me to a local nursing home visited two ladies who didnt have anyone, I gave them my cards and we left.
When I got home my son from texas had sent me a dozen roses of different colors and wrote on the note chuck norris always gives you want you want..lol he knows I love chuck norris..lol. Then my daughter who lives in japan who I dont have a real good relationship sent me a 25.00 gift certificate to www.thegrommit.com a wonderful website where enginneers from all over the world make interesting toys, etc and sell them on this website. I just felt God really blessed me for giving my time to people who have no family like me and rewarded my receiving gifts from my children.
I was blessed all around.