Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Monday, February 11, 2008


For those of you who don't know: pictured from left to right is my cousin M, cousin J, sister C, brother J, me, and seated is Mawmaw and kneeling beside her is sister P!

Today was one of those days when it didn't turn out quiet like you expect. On route to school this morning, I noticed that my Mom's car was at my Mawmaw's house. Which is unusual, because she has sitters for day and night. So, I stopped in to check on things and Mawmaw had fallen yesterday and then again early this morning. She had been walking around and doing okay. But, by the time she was getting up later this morning, she couldn't, or at least not without a lot of pain. So, we called the ambulance to come and take her to the hospital. I went on down to be with her. She doesn't have anything broken, thank you Lord, but she has arthritis and some disc compression in her back, that has been there for sometime. This fall just has aggravated it! She is in pain!

I don't know about you, but I don't get to see my Mawmaw as much as I should. I used to stay with her alot as a child and have always adored her. She is just one of those good 'ole grandmothers who will love you to death with food! I'll never forget all the homemade gravy and biscuits! What funny stories and songs she can tell! She is another giver and not a taker, hince my Mom:) She worried all day about paying me for gas, food, my time:) Like Mother like daughter! Those two are a pair:) Mawmaw and I did some good catching up today, as much as she could. Mawmaw has severe dementia. She cannot remember what happened 1 mintue ago, but can still remember my name, kids, hubby, and her b-day, which she told several times today, 9-30-20. It's strange how our brains work with this horrible disease. As I set there and reminded her for the 100th time why she was at the hospital, I grieved inside for the women that I used to know. She is now back home and resting comfortably with her pain medicine. Please pray for her pain to lesson, and for my Aunt and Mom as they try to take care of her. They are doing such a great job at that!! No pun intended you two! You are doing the best you can under the circumstances. Things just happen, don't beat yourself up!

It's funny how things work out. Normally I would have been at work this morning, but since son #2 has been sick, he cannot go back to school until tommorrow, I was able to help today. BTW he is much better! Thank you Lord! God has a plan for everything and as unfortunate as it was for Mawmaw, it gave me an opportunity to spend some quality time with her!

We love you Mawmaw!!


P.S. Mawmaw had a hand in naming me, and she says it waaaaay different than I do. It's like caaaarey! Short a:) Also, she has always tried to get me to buy petite clothes.....I'm 5'10":) Gotta love her and her since of humor:)

1 comment:

K. Tilley said...

Glad to hear everybody is ok today. I hope your mawmaw rests well.