Monday, December 2, 2013

A Bend In The Road

Bend in the Road
Sometimes, without warning, we come to a major bend in life’s road.  That is what has happened for us.  My dear, little mother fell and broke her pelvis last Saturday afternoon.  She is in the hospital for a few days for pain management and is beginning physical therapy.  Soon she will move to a residential rehabilitation facility where the goal will be to help her heal enough to return to her home.  That is the goal – there are no guarantees. It’s too soon to know how she will progress and what the outcome will be.  She is in good spirits and rests fairly free of pain – unless she moves her lower torso or legs.  The doctors tell us there is no danger of further injury as she begins to sit and stand and, eventually, walk again.  Putting pressure on the fracture will not make a difference to her health.  It will, however, be very painful for awhile.  The pain will gradually subside as the healing process continues.

I had ‘written’ several posts in my head about the Christmas season, decorating my home and all kinds of things.  I had a lot of plans.  My to-do lists were long.  The boxes of Christmas decorations are still in the attic, Thanksgiving decorations has not been put away and there are things that have been left undone because this bend in the road has taken me another direction.  Right now I’m not sure what decorating will get done or what plans will continue.  Life, for the moment, has been redirected.  I will check in occasionally to let you know how things are going.  Right now my days are spent with my dear mother and working with medical and rehabilitation staff to have everything in place for her care.  I appreciate your prayers for her – and for me.  Your love and support mean more than you know. 

We don’t know where the road will take us, but there is one thing we DO know – we are not alone.  We can sense God’s hand holding ours.  We don’t know the road ahead but He does and that’s what gives us courage to keep going.

Sometimes we come to life's crossroads
And we view what we think is the end.
But God has a much wider vision
And he knows that it's only a bend-

The road will go on and get smoother
And after we've stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best.
Helen Steiner Rice


  1. Take care of yourself. I go to visit my aunt just one day a week at the rehab center in Woodburn and just that one day is exhausting. So I know a slight bit of what you are feeling. Prayers for healing for your mom.

  2. Oh Adrienne! I am so sorry to hear that your mother is hurt! I will certainly keep you both in my prayers. I know you will be by her side through this, the decorations are unimportant compared to the comfort you can give her. Please give her my best and let her know I am praying for her.

  3. I'm praying for you and your mother, Dear. First things first - Thank God He is with us and will meet all of our needs. Love and Hugs ~

  4. I pray for a quick recovery for your mom.

    My sisters mother in law fell and broke her pelvis over the weekend too. How strange is that?

  5. Adrianne, my thoughts and heart are with you and your mother as she goes on this healing journey.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this setback for your mom. And I know that you are feeling anxious about what the future now holds. {{{hugs}}}

  7. So sorry your mom has to go through this....and you know, you do what you can...and it will be fine!

  8. Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers. This is a tough thing at her age but it sounds like things are working out.
    Hugs, Gayle

  9. Adrienne, I've been praying and hopefully your little mother is recovering well and you're doing fine too. Life does change our plans sometimes and it's okay. One year I had had surgery and couldn't decorate for Christmas so my hubby and little mother decorated the tree and I laid on the sofa and shouted out orders! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Dear Adrienne, I will pray for your dear mother, and for you and your family. It is especially hard this time of year when things get so busy. You take good care, and that will help your mother along as well.
    Wishing you, your mother, and family a Merry, Peaceful, and Blessed Christmas.


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