Friday, February 15, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Beloved

It's time for the "Five Minute Friday" blogging post. The inspiration comes from Lisa Jo Baker

What you do is set your timer for five minutes and write whatever you want according to the prompt Lisa places on her blog every Friday. Then you go back, link your blog and give support to those who posted before you. And, we connect on Twitter with #FiveMinuteFriday.


My mom and her dog, Niki
All I can think about at the moment is any minute my mom is going to be wheeled into the operating room in Billings, Montana while I wait helplessly here in Florida. She’s having emergency open-heart surgery to correct a blocked artery. It scares the crap out of me that I have no control of what hospital she is in, if it’s a good one, if the doctor is good or even if she has a choice.

I have to wait. And pray. And plead to God to not take my mom away from me today. We had a rough childhood. She and my dad divorced while I was young, and my dad took us kids and sent my mom away. Back in the 60’s and 70’s things like that were done with the wink of an eye and the handshake of a judge.

I didn’t see my mom again until I had had my first daughter. Amber was six months old and I received a telegram with information on it to call my mom. From that moment on we’ve been inseparable. We call each other constantly, visit as often as we can and are totally a part of each other’s life.

Now, my mom’s life is held in the hands of a surgeon I know nothing about. I have to have faith in God that he will guide the surgeon and give him the skills necessary to have a successful outcome.

I love my mom. She’s my number one fan and I’m her number one daughter. I’ll pray for her with all my might and power. My first beloved - My Mom.


Click on the Five Minute Friday logo below and see what others have written for their prompt. Have a great day.

Five Minute Friday

Addendum 2/16/13:
My mom made it through the surgery but then her pressure dropped and the surgeon had to go back and basically do the entire bypass over again to figure out why her pressure dropped so low. She is in ICU in critical condition. The surgeon had a nurse stay with her all night to monitor her. I’m waiting on word from my sisters who are with her in Montana while I wait and freak out here in Florida.


Julia @ Mini Van Dreams said...

I am sending a prayer that way right now! Came over from the 5 Minute Friday Blog Hop.

Julia @ Mom on the Run x2


Praying from Alabama. I hopped in to visit from Five Minute Friday...didn't know why....then read your post and knew. I felt that way about my mom too and lived many miles away for a while. My parents lived with my husband and I the last five years of their lives and I would not take anything for that.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thank you for your prayers. I appreciate them so much.

Shanae Branham said...

Wow, Vicki, I will pray for your mother. A drunk driver took the life of my mother 24 years ago. It's hard for me to think about what I have missed, especially since my husband's mom died of bone marrow cancer the very same year. My six kids don't even know what it is like to have a grandmother. Your precious time with your mother is truly a great gift. May you have many more fulfilling years ahead. Thanks for stopping by and leaving an encouraging message about soul mates. Cheers, Shanae

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicky
We are all praying with you rpthat everything gies well and that your mom would be up and about in no time! I am so glad and gratful that you two connected again after so many years and that your lovefro one another runs deep!
Over vua FMF
Much love

Mom's Small Victories said...

Visiting from SITS. I am praying as well for your mom's recovery and sorry she had to go through that surgery twice.

Joi said...

Hi Vicky! You've said a lot in five minutes. First off, To God be the glory for your recconection to your Mother. I know that the surgery is over now but I pray that it was successful and that she is well. Peace and Blessings! Joi @ Visiting from SITS,

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thank you all for your prayers. I'm so grateful for your kind words. My mom is off intubation and is on oxygen but still not completely awake yet. She is in a lot of pain and the meds keep her asleep a lot of the time. She's still in ICU. My youngest sister is with her. I'd be on the next flight out, however, I'm having surgery on 2/20, this Wednesday. Really bad timing on my part, but I never dreamed when I made the surgical appt anything like this would happen. If it were elective surgery I'd be able to reschedule, but it's not. My mom is a fighter and she will get through this with God's grace and mercy. I know this. And, I will visit her in June for her birthday.

bluecottonmemory said...

I love your restoration story. Divorce was certainly different in the 60s. My dad was the one who left - sadly there was no restoration story for me there:( Praying for your mom, for a quick recover:)